St. Joseph's Health Care London

London, Ont. (733 nurses) and the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA)

St. Joseph's Health Care London
Click here to view the original collective agreement.

Renewal agreement: Effective June 8, 2021 to March 31, 2023. Ratified in September 2021. Signed on April 28, 2021.

Wage adjustments:

Effective April 1, 2022: 1%
Shift premium: $2.25 per hour for each hour worked which falls within hours defined as evening shift. $2.88 per hour for each hour worked on night shift. $2.80 per hour for each hour worked between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday ($3.04 on April 1, 2022). $2 per hour whenever employee is assigned additional responsibility to direct, supervise, oversee work of employees within their classification or be assigned overall responsibility for patient care on unit, ward, area, for 1 tour of duty

Paid holidays: 12 days. Employees scheduled to be off-duty on holiday weekend will normally be scheduled to be off-duty on holiday. Employees scheduled to work on holiday weekend will normally be scheduled to work on holiday, not including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day.

Vacations with pay: 1.25 days for each completed month of service to start, 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 3 years, 5 weeks after 11 years, 6 weeks after 20 years, 7 weeks after 25 years. Full-time nurse teachers receive 1 additional week of paid vacation at either spring break or Christmas break.

Overtime: Time and one-half for work in excess of 7.5 hours in 1 day or 37.5 hours per week averaged over 2 weeks. Time and one-half for work on paid holiday.

Meal allowance: $6 or hot meal for nurses who work second consecutive full tour or more than 2 hours of overtime.

Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for Ontario Health Insurance Plan and Liberty Health semi-private plan.

Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for Liberty Health Dental #9 plan or comparable coverage for regular recall exams; 50/50 up to $1,000 for dentures; 50/50 coverage up to $2,000 for crowns, bridgework, implants and repairs; 50/50 coverage up to $2,000 lifetime for orthodontics.

Vision: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for coverage of $450 every 24 months including laser surgery and 1 eye exam per insured person.

Paramedical: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for Liberty Health extended health care benefits plan providing for $22.50 single and $35 family deductible. Chiropractic, massage therapy, physiotherapy up to $400 per insured person annually. Mental health services up to $800 per insured person per year.

STD: Employer pays 100% of short-term sick leave plan at least equivalent to 1992 HOODIP. Maximum 562.5 hours.

LTD: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for long-term disability portion of sick leave plan (HOODIP or equivalent). Payable after 17 weeks of absence due to illness at 65% of regular earnings, up to week 30.

AD&D: Employer pays 100% of premiums for coverage equal to amount of group life insurance.

Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums under HOOGLIP or such other group life insurance plan currently in effect. Employees also have access to voluntary life insurance plan (HOOVLIP).

Bereavement leave: 4 paid working days for death of parent, sibling, spouse, child, child-in-law, parent-in-law, sibling-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, spouse’s grandparent. 1 paid day to attend funeral of aunt, uncle, niece, nephew.

Seniority – recall rights: 36 months; 1 year for transfer outside bargaining unit; 18 months for pregnancy or parental leave.

Call-in pay: Double-time for all hours worked with minimum of 4 hours’ pay.

Probationary period: 70 tours (525 hours for nurses whose regular hours of work are other than standards workday). May be extended to maximum of 60 additional tours (450 hours). Nurses who transfer from casual or regular part-time to full-time status don’t need to serve probationary period if they already have since date of last hire.

Uniforms/clothing: Nurses working in speciality units/areas where scrub gowns or lab coats are provided at no cost, will continue to have such service provided by hospital at no cost. Such practice will not be discontinued without 60 days’ notice to union.

Mileage: Greater of $0.22 per kilometre or hospital policy when nurse is required to travel to hospital or return home as result of reporting to work between midnight and 6 a.m. or at any time while on standby.

Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after 1% increase):

Registered nurse (start): $33.90 rising 1 step to $34.24

Registered nurse (4 years): $38.05 rising 1 step to $38.43

Registered nurse (8 years): $47.69 rising 1 step to $48.17

Registered nurse (25 years): $48.53 rising 1 step to $49.02

Registered nurse temporary license: $32.66 rising 1 step to $32.99

Nurse clinician (start): $35.14 rising 1 step to $35.49

Nurse clinician (4 years): $39.31 rising 1 step to $39.70

Nurse clinician (8 years): $49.21 rising 1 step to $49.70

Nurse clinician (25 years): $50.10 rising 1 step to $50.60

Unit leader cataract suite (start): $35.90 rising 1 step to $36.24

Unit leader cataract suite (4 years): $40.05 rising 1 step to $40.43

Unit leader cataract suite (8 years): $49.69 rising 1 step to $50.17

Unit leader cataract suite (25 years): $50.53 rising 1 step to $51.02

Pod coordinator/care coordinator/community liaison coordinator (start): $36.60 rising 1 step to $36.97

Pod coordinator/care coordinator/community liaison coordinator: (4 years): $40.56 rising 1 step to $40.97

Pod coordinator/care coordinator/community liaison coordinator (8 years): $50.25 rising 1 step to $50.75

Pod coordinator/care coordinator/community liaison coordinator (25 years): $51.11 rising 1 step to $51.62

Editor’s notes: Scheduling extended tours: Longer daily 12-hour tour will be introduced into any unit when 80% of nurses in unit indicate by secret ballot and hospital agrees to implement compressed workweek. Longer daily tour may be discontinued in any unit when 51% of nurses indicate by secret ballot or hospital finds adverse effects on patient care or is unable to provide workable staffing schedule. Likewise for 10-hour tours. Nurses who indicate they don’t wish to work 10-hours will be scheduled to normal 8-hour tours where possible. Hearing aid: $700 per person every 36 months. Standby: $3.45 per hour for period of standby scheduled by employer; $5.05 per hour when standby duty falls on paid holiday.

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