Rexdale Community Health Centre members ratify agreement

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December 30, 2020

Members at Rexdale Community Health Centre in Toronto achieved a new agreement recently that will see them through to the end of May 2023.

Members at Rexdale Community Health Centre ratifyThe Union Negotiating Committee achieved an agreement with new Pandemic Language and strong protections for all employees against unjust disciplinary action. In addition, the contract will now contain gender neutral language throughout.

Wages for these workers are based on funding from the province. As such, any increases will be based on when that funding comes in. Members will receive lump sum recruitment and retention payments paid in two installments. That means, full-time will receive a total of $1,000, and part-time will receive a total of $600. The first payment will be made upon ratification and the second will be paid in June 2021.

Other compensation improvements include an increase to the reimbursement for meals when attending authorized events. Members will now receive $20 for breakfast, $25 for lunch, and $30 for supper. Health benefits improve to provide an additional $100 for vision coverage, and $150 more for physiotherapy, chiropractic, and massage therapy treatments.

Members will also benefit from an additional floater holiday: Four days per year, instead of three, for those with less than two years of service, and five days per year, instead of four, for those with more than two years of service.

Rexdale Community Health Centre members ratified the new agreement on December 19, 2020. The contract currently covers 19 full-time and 11 part-time employees at the Centre.

Union Negotiating Committee: Shazia Maqsood, Thandi Wason, and Union Reps John Di Falco and Sabrina Qadir.

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

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