Community health workers at Rexdale CHC ratify new collective agreement

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August 31, 2023

Members of the HOPE Sector at Rexdale Community Health Centre in Toronto ratified a three- year agreement on August 29, 2023.

Wages will increase 2% in each year of the agreement for all rates and classifications with year 1 increases retroactive to June 1, 2023.  Health benefits will now include psychotherapy.

Other language improvements include:

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation added to the list of holidays.
  • Expense reimbursement increases for breakfast from $20 to $25, lunch $25 to $30 and for supper $30 to $35.
  • Gender neutral language will be implemented throughout the agreement.
  • Language will be added to Professional Development to create the flexibility that allows for members to use the Personal Development money for training courses outside of their current job.

Negotiating committee: Debby Khan, Pascal Lumbala and Thandi Wason. Union Representative:  Sabrina Qadir

Read more Negotiation Updates from the Local 175 HOPE Sector! What’s HOPE? It stands for Health, Office & Professional Employees.

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