Ontario Addiction Treatment Centres across the province ratify
The members at OATC in Ontario ratified a new three-year agreement on March 31, 2022.
Wage increases will be: Year 1 -3%, Year 2 -2% and Year 3 – 2% across the board in each year including red-circled members. There will be a one-time wage adjustment for all support staff of $0.35 effective date of expiration, including red-circled members. A new weekend premium of $0.50 for all hours worked will be added.
Health and Welfare improvements will see full-time members provided with a health spending account of up to $1500 per calendar year up from $750 and part-time up to $1000 per calendar year up from $500.
The employer will match RRSP contributions 1% after 1 year of service and new language will provide for a 0.5% increase to 1.5% after 3 years and a 1% increase to 2% after 5 years.
Other language improvements will see part-time workers who are moving to full-time credited with 100% of service up from 50%. There will be two additional bereavement days added and members are eligible for $350 per year for professional development up from $150. Gender neutrality will be reflected throughout the agreement.
Union negotiating committee: Holly Bell, Jen Pomber, Leanne Purdy-Hawley and Debbie Tauvette. HOPE Community Sector Director Sandra Rogerson and Union Representative Nabeela Irfan.
Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.
Read more Negotiation Updates from the Local 175 HOPE Sector! What’s HOPE? It stands for Health, Office & Professional Employees