HOPE Sector members in Smith Falls unanimously ratify new collective agreement

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October 2, 2023

Broadview Nursing Centre in Smith Falls unanimously ratified a two-year agreement on August 28. 2023.

Members will receive wage increases of 7% over the term of the collective agreement. There will also be a special wage increase for RPNs of 75 cents per hour April 3, 2023 and 50 cents on April 3, 2024. In addition, the $3.00 per hour PSW wage enhancement introduced by the provincial government will be enshrined into the wages before the general wage increase.

Language improvements include remove rotate shifts for night shifts and add afternoons for a 25-cent premium. This means all persons working those hours will now get the premium. The weekend premium will increase to 25 cents per hour at the date of ratification and increase to 35 cents on April 3, 2024.

The Uniform allowance will increase from 8 cents per hour to 9 cents and if a person leaves before the payout date the amount will not be pro rated.

Union negotiating committee: Charmaine Baker and Viviane Chambers. Union representative: Dean McLaren.

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

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