Sarnia, Ont. (170 health service employees) and Unifor Local 302
Renewal agreement: Effective Nov. 1, 2014, to Oct. 31, 2016. Signed on June 25, 2015.
Effective Nov. 1, 2014: 1.5%
Effective Nov. 1, 2015: 1.5%
Shift premium: 33¢ per hour for all time worked when the majority of hours fall between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. 25¢ per hour for all hours worked on weekends (previously 20¢). $7.50 per shift when employee is temporarily assigned the responsibilities of an RN.
Paid holidays: 11 days.
Vacations with pay: 1 day per month worked to a maximum of 10 days 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 23 years and 7 weeks after 28 years.
Overtime: Time and one-half.
Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for the Ontario Hospital Insurance Plan. Employer pays 100% of premiums for the Extended Health Care Plan.
Dental: Employer pays 50% of premiums for the Group Dental Plan.
Vision: $250 every 2 years (previously $200).
Sick leave: 3 days credited following probation. Employees earn sick leave at a rate of 7.5 hours per period of 162.5 hours paid to a maximum of 105 hours of sick leave.
Life insurance: Employer pays 100% of premiums for the Group Life Insurance Plan. $30,000 term life insurance (previously $25,000).
Pension: Employees contribute 4% of applicable wages. Employer matches employee contributions.
Bereavement leave: 5 days for employee’s spouse, child or stepchild. 3 days for employee’s father, mother, stepparent, father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandparent, grandparent-in-law, grandchild, son-in-law or daughter-in-law. 1 day for employee’s uncle, aunt, nephew or niece.
Seniority – recall rights: 3 years.
Call-in pay: Minimum 3 hours at time and one-half.
Probationary period: 450 hours worked or 1 year, whichever comes first.
Discipline: Sunset clause is 1 year.
Uniforms/clothing: Employer provides and maintains required safety equipment including gloves, long-sleeved gowns, masks and goggles. $9 per month uniform allowance.
Sample rates of pay (current, after 1.5% increase):
Reg. practical nurse: $23.11 per hour rising in 3 steps to $24.31
Activity aide/life enrichment worker: $19.29 rising in 3 steps to $20.54
Health-care aide/PSW: $19.2 rising in 3 steps to $20.33
Diet. aide/hskp/laundry/mtnce2: $18.83 rising in 3 steps to $20.06
Cook: $20.15 rising in 3 steps to $21.24
Cook assistant: $19.94 rising in 3 steps to $21.04
Maintenance 1: $19.53 rising in 3 steps to $21.67
Editor’s notes: National day of mourning: 1 minute of silence will be observed at 11 a.m. on April 28 each year in memory of workers killed or injured on the job. Pregnancy leave: 15 weeks. Parental leave:37 weeks. 35 weeks if pregnancy leave was also taken.