Members at Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto ratify new agreement

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September 14, 2022

VEC members in Toronto ratified a three-year agreement on August 26, 2022. Wages increase as follows:

  • VET techs Full and Part-time
    • 5 years plus – $1.00
    • 6 years plus – $0.50
    • 15 years plus additional premium of $1.00
    • 20 years plus – $1.00 and 1.5%.
  • Full time premium 5 years $1 and 10 years $1.00
  • Animal Care Attendants (ACA)- $0.50 increase each year for all and
    • 7 years plus additional 1.5% each Sept 1st, retroactive to July 1, 2022

These new rates will equalize the membership with the industry for wages.

Benefit improvements:  members with 5 years plus seniority will have benefits costs covered by Employer at 75% up from 50/50 co-pay.

Other language improvements:

  • Members can apply for 1-week unpaid vacation.
  • Increase 6 to 8 shifts of give away.
  • The employer will endeavor to bill within a reasonable time for pet purchase program.
  • Registered Pet – 1 day Bereavement each year, 8-hour shift paid

Union negotiating committee: Yvonne Fordham, Jerzy Kotlowski and Jane Waring. Union Representative: Meemee Seto

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