MARKET ADJUSTMENT CLARIFICATION

We have received a lot of questions regarding what is included in the “Batches” for market adjustments.  All of the classifications listed below are included in the pay out on August 16, 2024 (if not sooner).

We are still discussing MDR/CSR group, Cooks/Dietary/Laundry/Housekeeping group and the OR group.   Those are the only outstanding classifications that were included in this round of market adjustments.  We are putting forward new groups of classifications in the current round of bargaining.

To clarify,  market adjustments do not address being overworked or working short.  To get a market adjustment we must be able to show that a classification is having recruitment and retention (hiring and keeping employees) difficulties AND that the classification is paid less to comparable positions within Manitoba.  There are other classifications being put forward for this current round of bargaining.

The “sign off” date for all of batch #2 changed to May 24, 2024.

BATCH #2

Ø            Appendix “C” – Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians.

Ø            Appendix “D-1” – Journeyperson Electrician, Carpenters, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters

Ø            Appendix “D-2” – Journeyperson Refrigeration Mechanics, Air Conditioning Mechanics, Industrial Mechanics, Millwrights, and Machinists.

Appendix “E” – Dually Trained Health Care Aide (Certified) and Unit Clerk (Certified) Classifications. This is only for the positions that require you to have both certificates eg Nursing Assistant, Aide Clerks.

Ø            Appendix “F” – Crisis Workers

Ø            Appendix “G” – Painters, Locksmiths and Flooring Applicators.

Ø            Appendix “H” – Preventive Maintenance Coordinators.

Ø            Appendix “I” – Health Information Management Professionals.

Ø            Appendix “J” – Biomedical/Clinical Engineering.

Ø            Appendix “K” – Rehabilitation Assistants/Aides.

Ø            Appendix “L” – Clinical Research Professionals.

Ø            Appendix “G” Painters, Locksmiths and Flooring Applicators.

The sign off date for Batch #3 was May 24, 2024.

BATCH #3

Ø            Appendix “H” – Preventive Maintenance Coordinators.

Ø            Appendix “J” – Biomedical/Clinical Engineering.

Ø            Appendix “M” – Integrated Support Workers.

Ø            Appendix “N” – Clerk Typist 1 (Seven Oaks General Hospital Health Records Clerk).

Ø            Appendix “O” – Support Housing Companion/Supportive Housing Worker.

Ø            Appendix “P” – Power Engineers.

Ø            Appendix “Q” – Electronic/Control Systems Technologists.

 

Shannon McAteer
Health Care Coordinator
National Staff Representative
Canadian Union of Public Employees

MARKET ADJUSTMENT UPDATE

Market Adjustment Update

CUPE has been working hard to get you the market adjustment payments as quickly as possible.

We have also been working to ensure that the adjustments accurately reflect what you are owed.

Your bargaining committee has had to make numerous amendments during this process from the feedback we received from CUPE members.  That has changed the signed off date to May 24, 2024 and therefore the payout date for those classifications in Batch #2 to August 16th, 2024.  That is the date that Batch #3 is also being paid out.

CUPE understood the payments for Batch #2 should have been by July 5 and through our inquiries this week regarding the retro pay discovered that the payout date had been changed. This information was shared with management early June and should have been communicated to staff then by the Employer.

We know this is an inconvenience to those expecting their retro pay this month, but we want to make sure that your employer is giving you exactly what you are owed—no less.

If you have any questions please contact healthcare@cupe.ca.

CUPE HEALTHCARE BARGAINING UPDATE #3

May 13, 2024

The CUPE Bargaining Council and the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) have met several more times.  We have reached agreement on some language within the collective agreement.  Up to this point, we have agreed to language on definitions, grievance procedure, maternity leave to include childbirth through surrogacy, job applications and transfer language, added miscarriage to bereavement leave, uniform allowance and Northern remoteness allowance.

Bargaining is progressing well, and we will be starting monetary discussions sooner than anticipated.  We have dates scheduled every Thursday and Friday, and additional dates may get added as things progress.

What happens to the Market Adjustment and Pension/Benefits Committees?

The Market Adjustment/Wage Standardization (MAWS) and Pension/Benefit (PBSC) will continue to meet every week until their work is complete.  Announcements for Batch #3 for the market adjustment should be coming shortly.  Announcements about the pension and benefits should also be imminent.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to healthcare@cupe.ca.

2024 MANITOBA PRIDE CALENDAR DATES – COME OUT AND JOIN US!! MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS

CUPE Local 4270  are planning on attending Altona Pride June 8 2024.  We will be meeting at the Rainbow Makers Market in Centennial Park for 1215pm.  Look for our local flag to find us.

CUPE Local 4270 are planning on attending Portage Pride June 9 2024.  We will be meeting at 1pm behind the Shoppers Drug Mart.  Look for our local flag to find us.

CUPE Local 4270 are planning on attending Steinbach Pride June 23 2024.  We will be meeting at 12pm at Barkman Park.  Look for our loacal flag to find us.

CUPE HEALTHCARE BARGAINING UPDATE #4

The CUPE Bargaining Council and the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) met on May 22nd, 27th, and 30th, 2024, with additional dates scheduled for June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, and 27th, 2024 with the potential to add further days.

We are close to being done the language portion of the negotiations. Further items that we have agreed to include language regarding Leave of Absences (LOA’s), trial period, French language Letters of Understanding (LOU’s), no black out periods for vacation selection, master rotation changes, mandating of overtime, legal liability, family sick leave, inclement weather, and uniform allowance.

Bargaining continues to progress well, and we hope to be starting monetary discussions within the next few weeks.

What happens to the Market Adjustment and Pension/Benefits Committees?
The Market Adjustment/Wage Standardization (MAWS) and Pension/Benefit (PBSC) will continue to meet every week until their work is complete.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to healthcare@cupe.ca.

 

BARGAINING UPDATE #2

April 5, 2024

The CUPE Bargaining Council and the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) met on April 4, 2024, to exchange proposal packages and officially start bargaining.

CUPE’s package included requests for improvements to the language of the Collective Agreement including for Community (Home Care) group, seniority, vacation, overtime, and of course monetary proposals such a shift premiums and general wage increases. There are many more improvements in the package. There will be requests for market adjustments for some classifications.
The Bargaining Council will be bargaining every week on Thursdays and Fridays. An update will be provided monthly or if there is something significant to report.

While the details of discussions are confidential during negotiations, we will provide monthly updates. Members will have the final vote on any proposed new contract.

What happens to the Market Adjustment and Pension/Benefits Committees?
The Market Adjustment/Wage Standardization (MAWS) and Pension/Benefit (PBSC) will continue to meet every week until their work is complete. An announcement for the next batch to be paid will be released today as well.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to healthcare@cupe.ca.
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HEALTH CARE BARGAINING UPDATE #23

HEALTH CARE BARGAINING UPDATE #23
No health care worker left behind
April 5, 2024

The Market Adjustment and Wage Standardization Committee (MAWS) continues to work on the market adjustments. The MAWS have reached an agreement on the second “batch”.
Included in this “batch” of standardization/market adjustment payments are:
1.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians (applicable to Health Sciences Centre and Rehabilitation Centre for Children only) – 3.2% – 5%
2.
Journeyperson Electrician, Carpenters, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters – 10%
3.
Journeyperson Refrigeration Mechanics, Air Conditioning Mechanics, Industrial Mechanics, Millwrights, and Machinists – 10%
4.
Dually Trained – Positions that require both Health Care Aide (Certified) and Unit Clerk (Certified) Certificates (e.g., Nursing Assistant, Unit Assistant, Aide Clerk, etc.) – 5%
5.
Crisis Support Workers (applicable to the RHAs direct operations only) – Standardization of Wage Scales (everyone being placed at CSW3 Level)
6.
Painters, Locksmiths, and Flooring Applicators – 2%
7.
Preventive Maintenance Coordinators (applicable to Health Sciences Centre only) – 10%
8.
Health Information Management Professionals – 14%
9.
Biomedical/Clinical Engineering – Standardization of Wage Scales (most members will see an increase)
10.
Rehabilitation Assistants/Aides (Certified) – Addition of 6th Step and 5%
11.
Clinical Research Professionals (applicable to CancerCare Manitoba only) – 14%

With the exception of the HIMP’s, the payments will be retroactive to April 1, 2023, and will be paid within ninety (90) days. The HIMP’s will have retroactive pay to April 1, 2021, due to being part of a grievance resolution.
In order to receive the increase and retro pay, you must be employed on date of signing of this agreement (April 3, 2024). If you have changed jobs, the process to apply for your retro pay will soon be shared by the Employer. Otherwise, the money shall be paid automatically.

BARGAINING UPDATE #1

March 22, 2024

Your CUPE Bargaining Council and the health care employers represented by the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) will begin bargaining and exchange proposals on April 4, 2024. Bargaining will occur weekly on Thursdays and Fridays.
How was your CUPE Bargaining Council formed?

Your Bargaining Council is made up of representatives from every local participating in central table negotiations: Local 204/Shared Health and Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Local 500/WRHA – Riverview Health Centre, Local 4270/ Southern Health-Santé Sud (SH-SS), Local 8600/Northern Regional Health Authority (NRHA).

The bargaining survey closed on March 6, 2024. Thank you to everyone who offered their thoughts, experiences, and suggestions. The Bargaining Council met to review the survey results and finalize the proposal package. While the Bargaining Council is confident that this round of negotiations will take less time than the last one, we want to remind members that the bargaining process itself does take time, and we appreciate your patience and support as we work hard to achieve a fair deal for everyone. While the details of discussions are confidential during negotiations, we will provide updates on the status of bargaining throughout. Members will have the final vote on any proposed new contract.

Who is your Bargaining Council?
Your CUPE Bargaining Council is made up of front-line health care workers just like you.

Shared Health / L204
Margaret Schroeder, President, Clerical
Anne Rama, Housekeeping
Marlo Peters, Nursing Assistant
Collette Lafreniere Thompson, Nursing Assistant (A)
Belinda Raposo, HCA

WRHA / L500
Limson Mestito, President, Riverview, HCA

Southern Health-Santé Sud / L4270
Holly Chaperon, President, Supervisor
Cindy Terwin, Clerk
Karly Deneka, Home Care, Resource Coordinator

WRHA / L204
Tony Cianflone, Trades
Karen Brown, Acute, HCA
Jefferson De Villa, Home Care, HCA
Daniel Richards, Long Term Care, HCA (A)

Northern RHA / L8600
Christine Lussier, President, HCA
Ashley Krassilowski, Recreation
Marie Nixon, Admitting Clerk (FS)

What happens to the Market Adjustment and Pension/Benefits Committees?
The Market Adjustment/Wage Standardization (MAWS) and Pension/Benefit (PBSC) will continue to meet every week until their work is complete.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to healthcare@cupe.ca.

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CUPE Health Care Bargaining Update #22

HEALTH CARE BARGAINING UPDATE #22

No health care worker left behind

February 15, 2024

 

The Market Adjustment and Wage Standardization Committee (MAWS) continues to work on the market adjustments.  The MAWS have reached an agreement on three classifications. This includes standardizing the Health Care Aide classifications, both certified and uncertified, as well as the Home Support Worker classification.  The Committee continues to work on the remaining classifications on the MAWS agreed to list. The next batch that will be paid should include Prosthetic/Orthotic, Clinical Engineering, Trades and HIMP groups.

Included in this “batch” of standardization payments is:

  1. Home Care Attendant 1
  2. Home Care Attendant 2
  3. HCA at Donwood
  4. Home Support Workers

The payments will be retroactive to April 1, 2023, and will be paid within ninety (90) days.

In order to receive the increase and retro pay, you must be employed on date of signing of this agreement, which is January 26, 2024.  If you have changed jobs the process to apply for your retro pay will soon be shared by the Employer.  If you maintain your HCA1, HCA2, HCA at Donwood or HSW positions, you are not required to apply, the money will be paid automatically.

These are the wage scales these classifications will be placed on.

  1. Home Care Attendant 1:

        HCA Uncertified

Start 20 Year
$19.505 $19.896

 

  1. & 3. Home Care Attendant 2 and HCA at Donwood:

        HCA Certified

Start Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 20 Year
$20.090 $20.694 $21.314 $21.952 $22.612 $23.291 $23.990 $24.470

 

  1. Home Support Workers:
Start Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 20 Year
$17.068 $17.579 $18.106 $18.651 $19.210 $19.786 $20.180

 

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