Tentative Changes To Collective Agreement Between OPSEU Local 329 and Waypoint - To Be Ratified Janu


5 years (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2021)

Wage Increases:

2017: 1.4%

2018: 1.4%

2019: 1.75%

2020: 1.75%

2021: 1.75%

(total of 8.05% over term of contract)

*Red Circled members will receive $750.00 in 2017, 2018 and 2019

*Wage increases will be pro-rated by hours for part-time/casual members

Vacation Credits:

April 1, 2018: addition of 7th week after 32 years

April 1, 2019: 7 weeks after 31 years

April 1, 2020: 6 weeks after 23 years

April 1, 2021: 5 weeks after 14 years, 7 weeks after 30 years

Scheduling Committee:

To be ongoing with equal input from Union members and Management.

Hours of Work (article 25.01):

Normal workday will be from 7.5 hours up to and including 11.25 hours to 37.5 hours a week.

Parental Leave (article 34):

To follow new employment insurance legislation.

Article 18.03:

Part-timers can make themselves available for up to 37.5 hours of overtime.

Schedule by Schedule:

Hospital will endeavor to pre-schedule staff hours consistent with standard and extend work day as defined in article 25.01.

Full-Time Positions:

The Employer agrees to convert at least 9 positions to full-time and will look at converting other positions as well.

Benefit Co-Pay:

There will be no cost sharing for the term of the contract.

Vision: up to $400.00 every 2 years

On-Call Pay:

Increase from $3.30/hr to $4.90/hr on holidays (beginning April 1, 2018).

CTO Payouts:

Will be twice a year and there will be prior year bank (beginning January 1).

Letters of Reprimand:

Will remain on file for 24 months, then removed, if suspension is related to patient abuse or workplace violence.

Long-Term Leaves:

Employees returning from long-term leave will have to complete 150 hours (changed from 20 consecutive days worked).

Posting and Filling of Vacancies:

Changed from 10 working days to 10 days.


Changed from June 15 to September 15 to 2nd Monday in June to 2nd Monday in September.

Safety Equipment:

Language change to now include PPE.

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