Waterloo Wellington Community Care Access Centre

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

Click here to view the original collective agreement.
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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