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December 13, 2021

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of 7.5 in 1 day or 5 days in 1 week; all hours worked on designated holiday. Overtime will not be paid for additional hours worked during 24-hour period as result of request to change tour or change-over to daylight saving or vice versa or exchange of tours by 2 nurses. Employee may accumulate and maintain maximum of 24 hours of banked equivalent time off. Meal allowance: $6 for nurses who work second consecutive full tour or more than 2 hours of overtime, if hospital is un- able to provide hot meal. Medical benefits: Employer pays 100% of premiums for OHIP and Liberty Health semi- private plan. Dental: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for Liberty Health Dental #9 or comparable cover- age for recall exams, dentures at 50/50 co-pay up to $1,000 per year; 50/50 co-pay up to $2,000 per year for orthodon- tics. Vision: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for coverage of $450 and 1 eye exam every 24 months, including laser sur- gery. Paramedical: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for Lib- erty Health extended health care benefits plan; up to $400 per year per insured person for chiropractic, massage therapy and physiotherapy. Up to $800 per year for mental health services by psychologist, regis- tered psychotherapist or social worker. STD: Employer pays 100% of plan at least equivalent to 1980 HOODIP brochure. Em- ployees hired after Jan. 1, 2006 covered under 1992 HOODIP. No benefit is payable under HOODIP for first 15 hours of absence for sixth and subse- quent periods of absence in same fiscal year. For nurses whose regular hours of work are other than standard work- day, plan will provide payment for number of hours of ab- sence according to scheduled tour to total of 562.5 hours. LTD: Hospital pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for coverage un- der LTD portion of HOODIP. Life insurance: Hospital pays 100% of premiums for HOOGLIP group plan. HOOVLIP voluntary plan also available to employees. Bereavement leave: 4 paid days for death of parent, sib- ling, spouse, child, child-in-law, parent-in-law, sibling-in-law, grandparent, spouse's grand- parent, grandchild. 1 paid day to attend funeral of aunt, uncle, niece, nephew. May be distributed over 2 occasions to accommodate religious or cul- tural diversity. Seniority – recall rights: 36 months. Call-in pay: Double time for call-back from standby and working in excess of hours of normal shift. Minimum of 4 hours' at double time if called back after completing regular shift, except if it overlaps or extends in to regular shift. Probationary period: 70 tours or 525 hours of work. May be extended with written consent. Nurse who transfers from casual or regular part- time to full-time status will not be required to serve proba- tionary period. Severance: When employee resigns effective within 30 days after receiving individual notice of long-term layoff, employee will be entitled to separation allowance of 2 weeks' salary for each year of continuous service up to 16 weeks' pay and, upon produc- tion of receipts from approved educational program, within 12 months be reimbursed for tuition fees up to $3,000. If res- ignation is later than 30 days after receiving notice of long- term layoff, separation allow- ance is 4 week's salary and up to $1,250 for tuition fees. Mileage: $0.45 per kilometre if employee is asked in advance to work full shift at another site or asked to travel to another site mid-shift. $0.22 cents per kilometre if nurse is required to travel to hospital or return home as result of reporting to or off work between midnight and 6 a.m. Sample rates of hourly pay (current, after increase): Registered nurse (start): $33.90 rising 1 step to $34.24 Registered nurse (4 years): $38.05 rising 1 step to $38.43 Registered nurse (8 years): $47.69 rising 1 step to $48.17 Registered nurse (25 years): $48.53 rising 1 step to $49.02 Graduate nurse: $29.57 rising 1 step to $29.87 Senior staff nurse (start): $34.90 rising 1 step to $35.25 Senior staff nurse (4 years): $39.09 rising 1 step to $39.48 Senior staff nurse (8 years): $48.92 rising 1 step to $49.41 Senior staff nurse (25 years): $49.78 rising 1 step to 50.28 Charge nurse (start): $36.01 rising 1 step to $36.37 Charge nurse (4 years): $40.15 rising 1 step to $40.55 Charge nurse (8 years): $49.79 rising 1 step to $50.29 Charge nurse (25 years): $50.63 rising 1 step to $51.14 Editor's notes: Self-scheduling: Will be introduced into any unit when 80% of nurses in unit indicate by secret ballot and hospital agrees to implement it. Will be discontinued when 51% of nurses in unit indicate by secret ballot. Influenza vaccine: If nurse refuses to take vaccine required, nurse may be placed on unpaid leave during any influenza outbreak in hospital until such time as nurse is cleared to return to work. Banked lieu time or vacation credits can be used to keep pay whole. If vaccine is medically contra-indicated, nurse will be reassigned during outbreak. Standby: $3.45 per hour to be on standby ($5.05 per hour on paid holiday). Vision: Employer pays 75% of premiums, employee pays 25% of premiums for coverage of $450 and 1 eye exam every 24 months. 7 CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER CANADIAN LABOUR REPORTER COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS Canadian HR Reporter, a Key Media Canada (HR) Ltd. business 2021

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