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BCGEU reaches tentative deal at Salmon Arm's Lakeside Manor following mediation

Tentative deal at Lakeside

A tentative contract agreement has been reached with seniors home workers at Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm.

The BC General Employees' Union says it has reached a tentative agreement following mediation with Vantage Living Inc., owner of the independent living facility.

The union and Vantage met with a mediator on Wednesday.

Until a membership vote on the tentative agreement is held, the union's job action will stand down.

"From the 84 per cent strike vote last October, to serving 72-hour strike notice earlier this month, members at Lakeside Manor have shown solidarity and the kind of fight it takes to get a fair deal," said BCGEU president Stephanie Smith.

"That solidarity enabled the bargaining committee to secure a deal that will improve conditions for everyone that lives and works in this facility."

The union represents 30 workers at Lakeside Manor, who work as laundry attendants, room attendants, line cooks, chefs, dishwashers, servers and activities and events specialists.

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