Members at Credit Valley Oral Surgery set high standards for industry

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June 26, 2017

On June 13, 2017, the 36 full-time and eight part-time Members employed at Credit Valley Oral Surgery achieved a new three-year collective agreement.

Members of the Credit Valley Oral Surgery Negotiating Committee

Members of the Credit Valley Oral Surgery Negotiating Committee

This marks the first renewal contract for these Members who work in four clinics located in Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, and Milton.

The Members at Credit Valley Oral Surgery continue to pave the path for Unionized employees in Ontario’s dental industry. “Their solidarity is unquestionable,” said Local 175 President Shawn Haggerty. “They were committed to achieving improvements and establishing a high standard going forward. I’m very proud of the improvements these Members achieved.”

Wage Bands increase by 1% in each year of the agreement and those at a rate within a Band receive 2% in each year of the contract term. Employees at maximum rate will receive a lump sum payment to make up the difference. Any red-circled employees will receive lump sum payments equivalent to 2% per year.

Paid sick days increase to five per year, up from three, and employees will be paid out for any unused days.

Bereavement entitlement now includes nieces and nephews under the one-day provision.

Language improvements include a reworked vacation provision that went from a bi-annual period to a full-year. Vacation pay continues to be calculated based on T4 earnings.

Additionally, the new agreement contains shift exchange language and full-time employees moving to part-time will retain their full seniority.

The employer will contribute $500 per year toward the Locals 175 & 633 Training & Education Fund and the agreement includes UFCW Charity Fund language to allow Members to use payroll deduction to donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Union Negotiating Committee: Sharon Boland, Diane Colby, and Union Rep Jason Hanley.