For Immediate Release
December 11, 2014
OPSEU-Pro Tech Members Ratify Contact Agreement
The Board of Health for the Grey Bruce Health Unit is pleased to announce union members have voted in favour of an agreement reached in the recent contract negotiations with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 276. The union represents about 70 staff including Public Health Inspectors, dental hygienists, speech therapists, registered practical nurses, dietitians, tobacco cessation specialists, health promoters and others.
The Board of Health ratified the agreement at its last meeting, November 28, noting the amicable relationship between the two parties. Union members voted Tuesday evening to accept the offer.
The four-year contact, beginning January 1, 2015, honours the provincial public sector message of fiscal restraint with wage increases of 1% in the first year, and 1.25%, 1.5%, and 1.75% in subsequent years. The agreement also includes a signing bonus and makes adjustments in contract language.
For more information:
Manager Human Resources
Grey Bruce Health Unit
519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1290