All CUPE members work under the protection of a collective agreement called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve workplace issues. (c) In addition, if not in the provisions of the collective agreement for maternity and parental leave or as provided in point (b), the worker assumes, during another unpaid leave of more than thirty (30) uninterrupted calendar days, the full payment of benefits in which the worker participates during the period of absence for more than thirty (30) uninterrupted calendar days. These benefits include: semi-private hospital insurance, extended health insurance, group life insurance and dental plan. Long-term disability coverage will not be maintained for a worker who has an unpaid leave of more than thirty (30) uninterrupted calendar days under this provision. 21.03 The employer provides the Union and each worker with information brochures that specify all the benefit plans set out in this article. The employer makes copies of the framework contracts available to the Union, on request. If there is a discrepancy between the information brochures and the insurance policy, the insurance policy applies. 4.03 No employee is required or authorized to enter into a written or verbal agreement with the employer or its representatives that is contrary to the terms of the collective agreement. Representatives of workers attending these Employment Services Committee meetings are paid for wages lost due to regularly scheduled work schedules.
All travel expenses that may result from the participation of EU representatives in meetings with the employer are considered to be the sole responsibility of the Union. By mutual agreement, additional representatives of the parties may also attend the meetings that may be requested, provided that prior notification has been given to the other party. The hospital grants the president of the collective agreements unit one (1) day (7.5 hours) per month to deal with the activities of union units and collective agreements (with the exception of other union resignations under the collective agreement). Such a day, which will be planned in advance with the director and the parties, will work together to organize meetings that will require the presence of the chair of the bargaining unit these days, where possible. 9.09 All agreements concluded in the appeal procedure between the employer`s and the UNION`s representatives are final and binding on the employer and the union and the workers. (a) By ratifying this agreement, the hospital grants all full-time workers aged 55 to 56: who retire on January 1, 2018 or after January 1, 2018 (including disability pensions) and who have not yet reached the age of 65 and are receiving benefits from the hospital pension plan, semi-private and extended health and dental care benefits on the same basis as active workers , as long as the retiree receives the full monthly premiums in advance from the employer. Benefits of this provision end on the first day of the month when the retiree is 65 years old. OpsEU regularly receives applications from members covered by collective agreements across the province to obtain copies of their central contract.
The following six links provide easy access and allow you to download a copy of your collective agreement in Adobe format.