Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Pay Increase

Dear member,

The Department of Health & Wellness has recently confirmed with the NSGEU that our members working in home care will receive the same five per cent pay increase that Care Team Assistants (CTAs) received during their most recent round of negotiations at the Acute Health Care table.

Our position has always been the Home Care workers are entitled any additional economic adjustments that went beyond the rates negotiated during our last round of Home Care negotiations. The Province has agreed with that position.

This means you will be receiving an additional five per cent pay increase over the next year, above and beyond the final increment that is in your current collective agreement.

The five per cent is being split into two phases (the new, additional increases are in red text below). Your upcoming adjustments will be:

  • 2 per cent in December 2021 (actual date to be determined);
  • 1.5 per cent on April 1st, 2022, as per your collective agreement;
  • 3 per cent in November 2022 (actual date to be determined).

Your Occupational Council met last week, as well, and as a result of that meeting, we have also written to the Premier, Minister of Health and Wellness, and Minister of Seniors & Long Term Care to invite them to come meet with the Council to discuss frontline workers’ concerns. You can read that letter here.

We will keep you updated with any additional information.

Thank you for the important work you do!

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