Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre

Waterloo Wellington, Ont. (250 nurses and support services employees) and the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA)

Renewal agreement: Effective April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2016. Signed on Sept. 10, 2015.

Wage adjustments:

Effective April 1, 2015: 1.4%
Calculated by CLR.  

Shift premium:
Time and one-half for all hours worked during weekend shift. $1.70 per hour for all time worked during evening shift. $1.70 per hour for all time worked during night shift.

Paid holidays
: 10 days and 2 floating holidays.

Vacations with pay:
1 1/4 days per month worked to start, 3 weeks after 1 year, 4 weeks after 2 years, 5 weeks after 14 years and 6 weeks after 21 years.  

Meal allowance
: $10 after 3 hours of overtime.

Medical benefits:
Employer pays 100% of premiums for the Extended Health Care plan (including semi-private). $600 every 3 years for hearing aid coverage. $7.50 dispensing fee cap per prescription.

Employer pays 100% of premiums. 50% coverage of major restorative treatments to a lifetime maximum of $3,000. 50% coverage of orthodontic services to a lifetime maximum of $1,5000.

$250 every 2 years. Benefit may be used for eye exams and laser surgery.

Employer pays 100% of premiums. LTD pays 70% of employee’s normal salary.

Life insurance
: Employer pays 100% of premium. Benefit equal to 2 times employee’s annual earnings to the nearest $1,000 that is higher.

Bereavement leave:
5 days for employee’s spouse, parent, child or stepchild. 3 days for employee’s father-in-law, mother-in-law, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, legal guardian, grandparent or grandchild.

Seniority – recall rights:
2 years.

Call-in pay:
Minimum 4 hours at time and one-half.

Probationary period:
825 hours worked.

: 49¢ per km.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 1.4% increase):

Care coordinator: $32.37 per hour rising in 8 steps to $43.16
Psychogeriatric and elder abuse resource consultants: $32.37 rising in 8 steps to $43.16
Education coordinators: $32.37 rising in 8 steps to $43.16
Geriatric assessors: $32.37 rising in 8 steps to $43.16
Placement coordinator/LTC coordinator: $29.65 rising in 4 steps to $37.03
Nurse practitioner: $51.84 rising in 3 steps to $58.54
Registered practical nurse: $26.41 rising in 5 steps to $29.05

Editor’s notes:
Random draw: When seniority is the deciding factor and where the seniority is the same, a random draw will decide the most senior employee. Care leave: 21 paid and 21 unpaid hours for the purpose of providing or arranging for care of the employee’s spouse, dependant or parent. Pregnancy leave: 17 weeks. Parental leave: 35 weeks, 37 is pregnancy leave is not taken. Phone work: Time and one-half for actual time of phone call when employee receives a work call outside of regular hours.  Standby: $3 per hour spent on standby. Vaccination: Employees are required to be vaccinated for influenza.

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