Media Release: Health Care Workers Awarded Increase in Shift and Weekend Premiums
Today, Aug. 15, Mediator / Arbitrator William Kaplan awarded union members in the Health Care Bargaining Unit an increase in shift and weekend premiums.
Health Care Bargaining Unit members were awarded a 50 cent per hour increase to their current hourly premium rate. These premiums are added compensation earned when employees are assigned to work on evenings, overnights or weekends.
The increase will be implemented as follows:
- 15 cents Aug 15, 2018
- 15 cents, Aug 1, 2019
- 20 cents, October 31, 2020
As a result of Liberal Bill 148, which legislated a wage pattern on civil servants and health care workers, shift and weekend premiums were one of the few monetary issues that could be negotiated during this round of bargaining.
This supplemental award from Mr. Kaplan officially concludes the new collective agreement for the Health Care Bargaining Unit and its six thousand members.
The Council of Health Care Unions thanks Mr. Kaplan for his work on this unique and complex round of bargaining.
A copy of the shift and weekend premium award can be found here.
April 20, 2021
Dear member, Your bargaining committee met with your employer today (April 20th, 2021) for the purpose of exchanging proposals. If...
April 19, 2021
Good afternoon, Your bargaining committee is pleased to announce that your new tentative agreement has been ratified by 91 per...
April 16, 2021
Dear member, Your bargaining committee met with your employer on Tuesday, April 13th. It was a productive day at the...
April 13, 2021
Approximately 844 NSGEU members who work at Dalhousie University in administrative and technical support bargaining unit roles are poised to strike after their...
April 1, 2021
If the Conciliation Officer files his report; does this mean we are going on strike? Once the Conciliation Officer has...
March 23, 2021
Dear member, Your Bargaining Committee is pleased to announce that your tentative agreement with the Nova Scotia Pension Corporation has...
March 22, 2021
Dear member, Negotiations have begun toward your next collective agreement. Your bargaining committee met with your employer on February 24th,...
March 12, 2021
Attention members of the Health Care bargaining unit in locals 100, 122, 195, 193, 104; As you are likely aware,...
March 3, 2021
Dear Local 51 member, Today, (Wednesday, March 3rd), members of your local voted 100% in favor of accepting your tentative...