If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. The city and the union reached a tentative agreement in August and the terms are now public after council ratified the deal on Wednesday. A new agreement has been ratified between the city and the union, which represents about 6300 workers. The City rescinded the directive to address the problem of rural shipments in the core in March 2017, but CUPE Local 503 argued that the amendment was contrary to the collective agreement. The union said, by making paramedics much more difficult to do their jobs at the end of standard working time – because on-duty paramedics could be called to an emergency until the last minute of their standard shift – the policy change represented a change in standard working time and made overtime work almost mandatory. The union also argued that the policy change, while the current agreement remained in effect, impaired its ability to discuss the issue during collective bargaining.
Personal aid workers and registered nurse practitioners working full-time in the city`s four long-term care homes will also receive a US$100 stipend for clothing and footwear under the agreement. .