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New Contract for Sara Vista Nursing Home

February 9, 2012 at 5:51pm

Sara Vista Nursing Home has a new 28-month Collective Agreement. Wages will increase by 3.3% over the term of the contract. The employer contribution for the group insurance plan increases from 8.3% to 8.8% and the employee contribution rises to 3%. The dental contribution rises to 36.5¢ per hour worked. Overtime language was changed. Overtime will be paid for all hours worked in excess of 7.5 hours in a day and more than 75 hours bi-weekly. Additional hours (or call-ins) will be offered first to full-time workers within the classification who are not normally scheduled for 75 hours, and then to full-time members outside of the classification, who are also not normally scheduled for those hours. Part-time members also follow this seniority agreement. Vacation pay is now paid at the total earnings, not the T4 earnings. There is a new formula for calculating sick time for part-time workers. All members are now required to take the annual influenza vaccine or take antiviral medication for influenza, the cost of which will be covered by the employer if not covered by another source. Several letters of understanding concerning bi-weekly shifts and CMI/MDS were renewed.

Negotiating Committee: Pauline James, Sarah McLean & Linda Straiko. Union Representative: Dave White