Issue #1: Wages
Year 1: 1.4%
Year 2: 1.4%
Year 3: 1.4%
Total: 4.2% increase per hour
Starting the first day of your collective agreement, all employees involved in the central nursing home process will receive a wage increase of 1.4% every year, for three years! We are happy with the stability a three-year term provides, as well as the steady increase awarded.
Issue #2: RPN Adjustment
Year 1: 10 cents increase, in addition to the general wage increases
Year 2: 10 cents increase, in addition to the general wage increases
Year 3: 15 cents increase, in addition to the general wage increases
SEIU’s Nursing Division is pleased that the Arbitrator recognized the incredible need for an RPN wage adjustment. The Union provided exhaustive information on the increased scope and competencies of RPNs and our concerns were heard!
Issue #3: Dietary Aide Adjustments
Effective Year 2: $0.10 wage adjustment, in addition to the general wage increases
SEIU has been fighting for this increase every round since 2011, after the requirements for an additional certificate were set in 2010. A few very strong voices on our bargaining committee expressed this as a priority and thanks to their fervour, we have finally achieved the wage adjustment!
Issue #4: Weekend Premium
Effective the day after the expiry date of the collective agreement: $0.05 p/hr increase
Effective a year after the expiry date of the collective agreement or a year after the award (October 13th), whichever is later: $0.05 p/hr increase
Total: 10 cent increase per hour during weekend shifts
Members will receive an additional $0.10 to the weekend premium in the next two years! SEIU sought this increase to acknowledge the sacrifice members make when they give up time on their weekends to work.
Issue #5: Responsibility Pay
As of September 22, 2017, members will receive $8.00 each shift when the employer temporarily assigns an employee to carry out responsibilities of a salaried Employee outside of the bargaining unit, for a period longer than a half shift (previously was $7.50)
As of September 22, 2017, RPNs will receive $8.50 each shift when the employer temporarily assigns them to carry out some additional responsibilities of an absent RN, for a period longer than a half shift (previously was $8.00)
Total: 50 cent increase per shift for responsibility pay
Members will now receive $0.50 extra per shift when they are assigned to carry out the additional responsibilities outlined above – a significant and well-deserved amount that recognizes the additional responsibilities taken on.
Issue #6: Vision Care
October 13th, 2016: Increase to $275.00 (previously $250.00)
Year 2: Include coverage for eye exams to $275.00
Year 3: Increase to $300.00
Total increase: $50.00 and eye exam coverage
Given the increasing cost of eye wear, its necessity for certain members to perform their job and the ability for members to access eye exams, SEIU is very pleased that members who require vision care will now have access to a fair amount!
Issue #7 Part Time in Lieu
Year 2: Increase to $0.30 (from $0.25)
Total increase: 5 cents per hour
SEIU is proud to announce that we achieved an incremental increase to part time benefits.