Health care members at CSINW secure new agreement

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April 11, 2019

On April 1, 2019, the 82 home health care workers employed by CSINW (formerly Hagi Independent Living) in Thunder Bay achieved a new two-year collective agreement.

Through conciliation, the parties addressed monetary issues and the restructuring of work hours for the members. Both of these concerns had led to an impasse in bargaining.

The ratified deal contains wage increases including a retroactive raise of 11 cents per hour for hours worked since October 1, 2018. Members will receive a rate increase of 11 cents per hour in January 2020, plus a pay equity adjustment of 21 cents per hour in April 2019, and again in April 2020.

In addition to increases, full-time members receive a lump sum payment of $300, and part-time members receive $200, in April 2019 and again in April 2020.

The parties agreed to a letter of understanding regarding hours of work and staffing levels.

Union Negotiating Committee: Shaunna Couzelis, Tammy Forsythe, Lynne Grant, Jessica Haskell, Jered Mayo, Michele Raison, and Union Rep Colby Flank.

Find more updates on negotiations from our Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector here.

Or read updates from across all of the sectors represented by Locals 175 & 633.