Aramark members at Bridgepoint Hospital ratify
On June 5, Members employed by Aramark at Bridgepoint Hospital in Toronto ratified a new three-year agreement.
New to this contract, each employee receives $25 per year toward the purchase of CSA-approved safety footwear.
A new wage grid provides language to ensure rates stay ahead of minimum wage. Plus, employees receive retroactive pay, which reflects the new grid, for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract.
Full-time workers get two paid sick days per year on top of the two paid Personal Emergency Leave (PEL) days provided for in the new legislation enacted this year. In addition, the contract no longer contains language allowing the company to request a second medical opinion.
New language addresses Pay Equity laws that came into force with Bill 148 on January 1. And lastly, the contract contains improved probation language of 60 worked days or six months, whichever comes first.
Union Negotiator: Union Rep Orsola Augurusa