Members at Muskoka ACS achieve new three-year agreement
December 22, 2020
Muskoka ACS members in Bracebridge achieved a new collective agreement recently.
Wages increase by 1% in each year of the agreement term. The first increase will be paid retroactively for hours worked since the expiry of the previous agreement. The night shift premium increases to $1.15 per hour, up from $1, and the weekend night shift will receive an additional premium of 55 cents per hour, up from 50 cents. Both premiums will apply retroactively for hours worked since April 1, 2020.
Prescription eyewear coverage increases to provide $400, up from $350, every 24 months. Statutory holiday pay improves over the term of the agreement to provide 12 hours pay instead of the current eight. The Union Negotiating Committee was also able to maintain language that guarantees two full-time employees can be off at any given time.
The deal, ratified on December 16, 2020, covers the 11 full-time and five part-time employees who work as EMS dispatch service providers in the Muskoka area.
Union Negotiating Committee: Brad Gondos, Kris Tytler-Barnes, and Union Rep Derek Jokhu.
Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.
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