RNs approve new contract

March 11, 2010 at 5:57pm

On March 10, 2010, the 16 Registered Nurses who make up the bargaining unit at Dr.’s Paul & John Rekai Centre andWellesley Central Place in Toronto ratified a new two-year deal. The following improvements were secured in the new contract:

  • Wages increase by approximately 6 per cent over the two-year term with improvements to shift premium pay as well.
  • Improved health and welfare provisions include new hearing aid coverage, improved short-term disability and increased optical coverage.
  • Improved health and safety language addresses safe employee workload and promotion of health and safety measures.
  • Language improvements address grievance procedure, steward representation and enhanced representation during discipline meetings.
  • Important new provisions state that violence that occurs in the workplace must be reported to the Union.
  • The employer will contribute to the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

Union Negotiating Committee: Glenda Idolor, Rhoda Viernes and Union Rep John DiFalco.