Rexdale Community Health Centre ratifies new agreement

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March 29, 2018

On March 27, a new three-year agreement was ratified by the members at the Rexdale Community Health Centre.

Wage improvements include a 2% base wage increase effective April 1, 2018 for non-LHIN funded positions. A 3.5% base wage increase effective April 1, 2017 for LHIN funded positions. Registered Dieticians and Health Promoter Positions received wage adjustments effective April 1, 2016 and April 1, 2017.

Employees will receive a retention and recruitment allowance (lump sum) after ratification as follows:   $1600.00 for Full Time and $800.00 for Part Time. As well, Pathways to Education Funded and Non LHIN funded positions will receive $250.00 for Full Time and $150.00 for Part Time on January 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019.

Other monetary improvements include increases to the Professional Development language.

The health and welfare plan will see an increase in the optical allowance to $300 per 24 months and $80.00 for eye exams. Caps on psychologist visits will be removed and coverage amounts will increase to $500 per year. Coverage for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology will also now be $500 per year.

Additionally, employees will be offered the opportunity of entering the H.O.O.P. pension plan or to continue in an R.R.S.P. Any new employee hired after ratification will automatically be entered into the H.O.O.P. plan.

This agreement also includes new, improved anti-violence and harassment in the workplace language.

Negotiating Committee: Salomeh Ahmadi, Deanna Berry-Alexander, Mohamed Hassan and Union Rep John Di Falco.