Daycare workers in Hamilton ratify increases to wages and sick days

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July 21, 2023

St. Matthew’s House (formerly St. Peter’s Day Care Centre) in Hamilton unanimously ratified a three-year collective agreement on July 12, 2023 with wage increases of Year 1 – 3%; retroactive to date of expiry, Year 2 – 2% and Year 3 – 2%.

Language improvements include:

  • Sick days will increase for full-time members from 15 to 24 days, and from 7 to 24 days for part-time.
  • Employer will pay for annual registration and renewal fees with College of Early Childhood Educators.
  • First aid and CPR training to either be provided by or paid for by employer.
  • Bereavement improvement: three days for aunt, uncle, son/daughter-in-law, sister/brother-in-law up from one day.
  • Vacation entitlement timeline reduced.

Union negotiating committee: Paula Cercone and Maria Thring. Union representative: Nabeela Irfan

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

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