As of January 1, 2017, employees earn four years of service for five years of service instead of six, and new employees will receive a new 95% trial salary. If you want a copy of your collective agreement on paper, talk to your trustee. If you don`t know who your administrator is or how to contact your office, contact the CUPE office near you. The union argued that the abolition of the end-of-service policy was contrary to its collective agreement. 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. The City submitted that an ambulance was made available near Paramedic`s headquarters to support out-of-service paramedics and also stated that it was exploring options that would allow paramedics to remain in the seat for the last 15 minutes of their shift to complete their duties. The City also submitted that the policy change, as it had been ordered by the department, was not a matter for the collective agreement. Following a complaint filed by Prescott-Russell Paramedics in August 2016, which stated that rural ambulances were being sent unnecessarily to the centre of the city, the Department of Health and Long-Term Care investigated and ordered a change in Ottawa Paramedic`s policy in February 2017. Registered personal assistants and nurse practitioners working full-time in the city`s four nursing homes also receive a $100 compensation for shoes and shoes as part of the agreement. Ottawa City Council has ratified a new collective agreement with the municipality`s largest union, CUPE Local 503, which represents 6,300 employees in departments across the city.
The city lifted the policy to address the problem of rural messages in the core in March 2017, but CUPE Local 503 argued that the amendment was contrary to the collective agreement. The union said that by making it much more difficult for paramedics to complete their shift work in normal hours – because on-duty paramedics could be called to the emergency room until the last minute of their standard shift – the political layer represented a standard change in working time and made overtime fully mandatory. The union also argued that a policy change, as long as the current agreement has remained in fact, no longer has the capacity to discuss the issue during collective bargaining. The city and the union reached an interim agreement in August, and conditions are now public after the council ratified Wednesday`s agreement. If you have questions about your rights in the workplace, the best person you can talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the details of your agreement. In a statement, Ottawa Acting Chief Paramedic Peter Kelly said employees would need time to assess the operational impact of the order. He said employees will use the next 60 days to “check the arbitrator`s results and make all necessary adjustments to ensure the continued provision of seamless emergency medical assistance.” Paramedics originally had 30 minutes at the end of their shift to return to the seat and do paperwork and other duties, but this prevented an ambulance from working during this time.