Arbitrator William Kaplan has issued an arbitration award
for a new collective agreement covering 9,000 hospital professionals
employed in 46 hospitals across Ontario.
Under the provisions of the award, which will be in effect
from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014, these employees will receive lump sum
payments for the first two years, and an across-the-board wage increase of
2.75 per cent in the third year of the contract. The new contract also
provides for early retirement benefits for employees aged 57-65, enhanced
discrimination and harassment language, and a minor improvement to
bereavement leave. The Hospitals’ proposed rollback of early retirement and
voluntary exit incentives was rejected by the Arbitrator.
Click the links below to download the award and the
agreed-to issues document.