Most HEU members to see significant wage boost in April

Facilities: wage increases range from 2.7 per cent to 4.2 per cent; community health, community social services: two per cent hike

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During these tough economic times, there’s good news for HEU members in the facilities, community health, and community social services sectors – an April pay boost, contained in the current 2006-2010 collective agreements.

Facilities:

As negotiated during 2006-2010 bargaining, a 2.7 per cent general wage increase plus special adjustments for targeted benchmarks will take effect the first pay period after April 1 for facilities members.

An additional 1.5 per cent special adjustment will be paid to Orthopaedic Technicians, Nursing Assistant III Supervisors, and Licensed Practical Nurses (including Operating Room LPNs) – raising their pay scale by 4.2 per cent. In total, LPNs will receive a 15 per cent increase (compounded) over the course of the current contract.

Buyers, Buyer Supervisors, Lab Assistants, Nursing Unit Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians will also receive an additional one per cent, bringing their hourly wage up 3.7 per cent.

All other HEU facilities classifications will receive the 2.7 per cent general wage increase.

Community health:

Members covered by the 2006-2010 community health collective agreement will receive a two per cent general wage increase on the first pay period after April 1.

Community social services:

A two per cent general wage increase will go into effect on April 1 for members covered by the 2006-2010 community social services collective agreement.

You can find collective agreements and wage grids under Member Resources.