Rykka Care Centre

Toronto (230 health-care workers, cooks, maintenance staff) and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
Renewal agreement: Effective Sept. 22, 2016, to Sept. 21, 2019. Signed on Feb. 2, 2017.
Shift premium: $0.28 per hour for employees who are required by employer to rotate over 2 or more shifts. $0.35 per hour worked between 11 p.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Sunday. $1.50 per hour when employer assigns employee to orient new employee during orientation period. Handyman: $0.15 per hour above janitor rate for all hours worked in handyman classification. Dietary aides who have completed college food-service worker training program will receive $0.10 per hour premium above prevailing rate.
Paid holidays: 10 days, plus 1 float day. Anniversary date of employee’s employment will be recognized as paid float holiday, to be taken on anniversary date, or within 45 days following date. 
Vacations with pay: 4% to start, 2 weeks after 1 year, 3 weeks after 3 years, 4 weeks after 8 years, 5 weeks after 15 years, 6 weeks after 22 years, 7 weeks after 28 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half for working on assigned day off. Time and one-half for all hours worked after 7.5 per day, 75 hours bi-weekly. 
Meal allowance: 1 free meal when working 3 overtime hours, 2 free meals when working full overtime shift after regular shift.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for OHIP.
Dental: Employer pays 50% of premiums, employee pays 50%. Maximum $2,000 per person. Dentures, crowns and braces (for children up to the age of 18) subject to 50% co-insurance.
Vision: Employer pays 100% of premiums. $275 every 24 months, to include both contact lens and laser eye surgery. Effective Sept. 22, 2017: $275 every 24 months. Effective Sept.  22, 2018: $300 every 24 months.
Weekly indemnity: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage of 66 2/3% of wages between 18 through 35 weeks.
Sick leave: 3 days to start. 7.5 hours credit per each 162.5 hours paid, maximum 105 hours.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for $30,000 coverage.
Pension: Employer contributes 4%, employee contributes 4% to Nursing Employers and Related Industries Pension Plan.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for death of spouse, same-sex partner, child, stepchild. 3 days for death of mother, father, stepparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, legal guardian, grandparent, grandchildren, son-in-law, daughter-in-law. 1 day for death of aunt, uncle, niece, nephew. 4 additional travel days, if needed.
Seniority – recall rights: 36 months. 
Call-in pay: Time and one-half for all hours worked.
Probationary period: 375 hours.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 12 months except for incidents involving residents in which case record will remain on file if complaint is not reversed through settlement or arbitration. Suspensions will remain for 18 months except for incidents involving residents in which case record will remain on file if complaint is not reversed through settlement or arbitration.
Uniforms/clothing: $0.07 per hour paid out on last pay period of year in December. 
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 4.25% increase):
Start 
Basic aide: $19.22 rising 3 steps to $20.04
Janitor: $19.22 rising 3 steps to $20.04
Attendant act. aide: $19.42 rising 3 steps to $20.25
PSW cert.  act. aide: $19.62 rising 3 steps to $20.25
Cook 1: $21.03 rising 3 steps to $21.93
Cook 2: $20.64 rising 3 steps to $21.52
Maintenance: $21.72 rising 3 steps to $22.65
Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 5.7% increase):
RPN: $24.54 rising 3 steps to $25.94
Editor’s notes: Day of Mourning: Each year on April 28 at 11 a.m., 1 minute of silence will be observed in memory of employees killed or injured on job. Hearing aids: Employer will pay 100%, maximum $300 for hearing aids.
 

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