Rexdale Community Health Care Workers Ratify

December 16, 2014 at 1:15am

On December 9, 2014, the members of Local 175 working at the Rexdale Community Health Centre voted on a new collective agreement. The community care workers are part of the Union’s Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector.

The three-year contract includes employer lump sum payments to the workers’ health and wellness plan premiums. In addition, the company will make contributions toward the members’ RRSP of $100 for full-time and $50 for part-time. Increased health benefit coverage includes $450 for paramedical services, $450 per year for psychologist care, and a combined maximum of $450 per year for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy.

Effective April 1, 2015, full-time workers receive $700 per year, up from $600, and part-timers receive $450, up from $400, for professional development.

Language improvements address job posting, layoff, and enhanced floater day entitlement. The employer will contribute $250 per year of the contract toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

Union Negotiating Committee: Maryan Barre, Deanna Berry, Rakhi Mutta and Union Rep John DiFalco.