New Deal for Homewood Health Centre in Guelph

November 2, 2011 at 6:14pm


A three-year collective agreement was ratified by Homewood Health Centre in Guelph on October 19, 2011.

In the first two years of the contract, members will receive a lump sum payment calculated at 1.75% on all hours worked in the previous year. In the third year they will receive a 2.5% raise in wages. The dental plan contribution, which is currently at $0.36, will rise to $0.51 by the end of the contract. Shift premiums also increase from $1.00 per hour, to $1.10 in the first year, $1.20 in the second year and $1.30 in the third year for time worked between 3pm and 7am.

Increases were also negotiated in Health and Welfare, as the amount provided for safety footwear is raised by $10 and a new provision for winter footwear for Environmental Services was added. In addition to this, the coverage for physiotherapy and chiropractic services increases by $50 in each year of the contract.

Union Representative: Rob Nicholas. Negotiating Committee: Art Casselman, Cathy Arnold, Rose Leal, Deb Gaca, Catherine Bowmaster, Dao Huynh, Jim Galatianos and Rose Heyden.