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The LHSC Unifor Collective Agreement 2019: What You Need to Know

The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Unifor, the union representing LHSC`s support staff, have recently reached a new collective agreement. The agreement, which covers approximately 5,000 employees, will be in effect until March 31, 2022. Here`s what you need to know about the LHSC Unifor Collective Agreement 2019.

Wages and Benefits

Under the new collective agreement, LHSC`s support staff will receive a 5.5% wage increase over the three-year term of the agreement. This includes a 2% increase in the first year, 1.75% in the second year, and 1.75% in the third year. In addition, the agreement includes an increase in shift premiums and premiums for working in high-risk areas.

There are also enhancements to benefits, including an increase in the prescription drug benefit maximum from $5,000 to $6,000 per year and an increase in the lifetime maximum for orthodontic treatment from $2,000 to $3,000 per person.

Job Security

The new collective agreement includes provisions for job security, including a commitment to no layoffs due to technological change and a process for the retraining and redeployment of employees whose positions are affected by technological change.

There is also a new provision for the recall of laid off employees, making it easier for laid off employees to return to work when positions become available.

Other Provisions

The new collective agreement includes a number of other provisions, including:

– Improved language on scheduling and vacation time

– An increase in paid bereavement leave from two days to five days

– An increase in paid personal leave from one day to two days

– An increase in paid sick leave from 120 hours to 130 hours per year

Overall, the LHSC Unifor Collective Agreement 2019 provides significant improvements in wages, benefits, and job security for LHSC`s support staff. The agreement is the result of a collaborative bargaining process between LHSC and Unifor and reflects a commitment to fair and equitable treatment for all employees.