Part Time Vacation Changes (Windsor Regional Hospital)

From Sharon Morris, Director Human Resources, Windsor Regional Hospital

The part time vacation changes in the new OPSEU agreement involved moving from a vacation bank payout to a process where the employees in the May 2019 vacation year can take vacation with pay. This is the contract language:

Effective May 1st, 2018, all regular part-time employees shall be entitled to receive the same portion of wages and vacations with pay accrued to full-time employees as the part-time employees hours worked in a pay period bear to regular hours of a full-time employee equivalent years of service shall be calculated on the basis of one (1) year of service for each sixteen hundred and fifty (1650) hours worked

For the purposes of implementing this what took place from the payroll side was that we had to start “accruing” or “earning” vacation with pay in the system for each part time employee starting on May 1, 2018. Staff do not see that on their pay stubs currently but it is an “accrual” or “vacation bank” behind the scenes in payroll which will show on the paystubs for staff in the new vacation year (May 1, 2019).

When we did the changeover however it took place during a period of time just before May 1 and because we cannot make changes mid pay period there are some hours for part time staff who worked between April 21, 2018 and April 30, 2018 which started attracting vacation with pay. The system can’t automatically move those hours in the May 1, 2018 vacation bank accrual and so those hours earned by part time staff between April 21, 2018 and April 30, 2018 are currently showing on the pay stubs for the staff. When we get to May 1, 2019 at that point the system will actually move those hours forward so that they can be used starting on May 1, 2019 for that vacation year when part time staff can take “vacation with pay”.

Labour Day Gift Card Pickup Times/Locations

Good Morning,

ATTN Labour Day Winners!!! Please see below a list of times and locations to pick up your $50.00 gift cards:

Tuesday September 18th

HDGH 0900-1045 CAFETERIA
WRH- OUE campus 1300-1445 CAFETERIA
WRH- MET campus 1500-1645 CAFETERIA

Thursday September 20th

WRH- MET campus 0900-1045 CAFETERIA
WRH- OUE campus 1100-1230 CAFETERIA
HDGH 1300-1430 CAFETERIA

Please review the list of winners below.

To speed up the process of gift card distribution can you please have the # you were chosen in when picking up the gift card. Ex: #1 Katelyn Shewchuk.

1 Katelyn Shewchuk
2 Guy Meseck
3 Sharon Letorneau
4 Michael Palumbo
5 Eva Kowalik
6 Jennifer Lynch
7 Meaghan Cowan
8 Dana Channar
9 Melissa Caille
10 Kim Zappio
11 Victoria Exaltacion
12 Cathy Lussier
13 Shalini Lakshminarayan
14 Ronin Golbaz
15 Kelly Allen
16 Amanda Girard
17 David Deslippe
18 Therese Hache
19 Erica Bacon
20 Bethany King
21 Michael McLellan
22 Karen Didomenico
23 Megan Watson
24 Ashley Bertelle
25 Maxine Binder
26 Christopher Mannina
27 Linda Day
28 Carla Milevski
29 Connie Goudreau
30 Leigh-Anne Erwin
31 Karla Vucenovic
32 Ruth MacDonall
33 Melissa Miller
34 Gary VanNest
35 Mahasen Hamayed
36 Georgia Seifert
37 Janine Dalpe
38 Kathryn Benoit
39 Dana St. Jean
40 Lisa Galbraith
41 Sally Bratt
42 Lisa Junck
43 Amanda Gemmell
44 Kristen Morassut
45 Lori Laughton
46 Christine Cacciato
47 Brenda Bartosek
48 Jane Baldwin
49 Nancy Burke
50 Michelle Laforet
51 Krista Skiba
52 Katherine Nicholson
53 Christine Cervi
54 Kristen Porto
55 Laura Reid
56 Jennifer Cooper
57 Brendan Docherty
58 Riam Jamil
59 Lisa Skieneh
60 Nancy Hebert
61 Tina Stafferton
62 Mike Ledoux
63 Danielle Demitroff
64 Frank Foote
65 Lynn Nadeau
66 Kayla Lubyk
67 Dejan Trninic
68 Mary Crow
69 Janice Sinasac
70 Kristine Nohavicka
71 Irene Stratil
72 Pauline Ross
73 Julia Alanis
74 Sean Brewer
75 Jose Martinez
76 Elena Cappucci
77 Hailey Bondy
78 Michele Wuerch
79 Justin Danelon
80 Jennifer Wright
81 Gisele Hillman
82 Christine Broadbent
83 Daniel Chibani
84 Jenny West
85 Jennifer Bastien
86 Daniel Ford
87 Jessica Bauman
88 Joanne Pignanelli
89 Mary Emery
90 Denise Harpe
91 Brittany Pillon
92 Christina Fletcher-Glasier
93 Cheri Bradford
94 Michele Buchanan
95 Uma Paranthaman
96 Sarah Renaud (Physio Ouellette)
97 Jean Chen
98 Danielle Sassine
99 Karie Trepanier
100 Laura Renaud
101 Gioia Levesque

OPSEU Local 101 Labour Day Gift Card Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Labour Day From Opseu Local 101

(Dates, Times and Locations for Gift Card pickup will be posted this week)

1 Katelyn Shewchuk

2 Guy Meseck

3 Sharon Letorneau

4 Michael Palumbo

5 Eva Kowalik

6 Jennifer Lynch

7 Meaghan Cowan

8 Dana Channar

9 Melissa Caille

10 Kim Zappio

11 Victoria Exaltacion

12 Cathy Lussier

13 Shalini Lakshminarayan

14 Ronin Golbaz

15 Kelly Allen

16 Amanda Girard

17 David Deslippe

18 Therese Hache

19 Erica Bacon

20 Bethany King

21 Michael McLellan

22 Karen Didomenico

23 Megan Watson

24 Ashley Bertelle

25 Maxine Binder

26 Christopher Mannina

27 Linda Day

28 Carla Milevski

29 Connie Goudreau

30 Leigh-Anne Erwin

31 Karla Vucenovic

32 Ruth MacDonall

33 Melissa Miller

34 Gary VanNest

35 Mahasen Hamayed

36 Georgia Seifert

37 Janine Dalpe

38 Kathryn Benoit

39 Dana St. Jean

40 Lisa Galbraith

41 Sally Bratt

42 Lisa Junck

43 Amanda Gemmell

44 Kristen Morassut

45 Lori Laughton

46 Christine Cacciato

47 Brenda Bartosek

48 Jane Baldwin

49 Nancy Burke

50 Michelle Laforet

51 Krista Skiba

52 Katherine Nicholson

53 Christine Cervi

54 Kristen Porto

55 Laura Reid

56 Jennifer Cooper

57 Brendan Docherty

58 Riam Jamil

59 Lisa Skieneh

60 Nancy Hebert

61 Tina Stafferton

62 Mike Ledoux

63 Danielle Demitroff

64 Frank Foote

65 Lynn Nadeau

66 Kayla Lubyk

67 Dejan Trninic

68 Mary Crow

69 Janice Sinasac

70 Kristine Nohavicka

71 Irene Stratil

72 Pauline Ross

73 Julia Alanis

74 Sean Brewer

75 Jose Martinez

76 Elena Cappucci

77 Hailey Bondy

78 Michele Wuerch

79 Justin Danelon

80 Jennifer Wright

81 Gisele Hillman

82 Christine Broadbent

83 Daniel Chibani

84 Jenny West

85 Jennifer Bastien

86 Daniel Ford

87 Jessica Bauman

88 Joanne Pignanelli

89 Mary Emery

90 Denise Harpe

91 Brittany Pillon

92 Christina Fletcher-Glasier

93 Cheri Bradford

94 Michele Buchanan

95 Uma Paranthaman

96 Sarah Renaud (Physio Ouellette)

97 Jean Chen

98 Danielle Sassine

99 Karie Trepanier

100 Laura Renaud

101 Gioia Levesque

Pharmacy Technician Wage Adjustment Update

Good news… we are one step closer to getting the wage adjustment for the Pharmacy Tech’s.  The Arbitrator sided with the Union (OPSEU Central) that there has been a substantial change to the job content of Pharmacy Tech’s and now the parties have been tasked with negotiating the new wage rate Centrally. Once Central has a new wage rate we will be able to seek that for our Pharmacy Tech’s in the next round of bargaining.

To read the decision, please click here.

OPSEU Region 1 Educational October 20 and 21, 2018

There will be an OPSEU Region 1 Weekend Educational which will be held on October 20 and 21, 2018 at the OPSEU London Regional Office/Membership Centre

All OPSEU Local 101 members are eligible to apply.

For details and course descriptions, please click here.

 

OPSEU Local 101/Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Ratifies Contract

We are pleased to announce that OPSEU 101 Members of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare have ratified their contract.

Results

Votes Cast: 203

For: 162

Against: 41

Ratification 80% for.

Update on OPSEU 101/HDGH Ratification Vote

Good evening,

We have received some feedback from a number of members about being on vacation and out of town on Monday July 16/18.  As a result we have added a sixth option.

Early vote on Friday July 13/18.  We will have ballot boxes and the ability to answer questions at the OPSEU office from 11:30am – 4:00pm.  Come during you lunch. 

    

Due to some members requesting an information session re: the ratification vote we have added another session for Information Session/Voting this will take place at the OPSEU office:

Monday July 16/18 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.  Ballot boxes will be closed at 7:30.  The rest of the schedule will not change as posted below.

HOTEL DIEU GRACE HEALTHCARE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The Bargaining team endorses the Agreement and recommends a YES vote.

RATIFICATION VOTE:

July 12/18 Chatham Act office. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

July 16/18 Chrysler Room  Emara. 8:00 am – 11:30 am

July 16/18 TSC 744 Ouellette Ave. Room 237 2nd floor.  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

July 16/18 CPH 3rd Floor.  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

**MUST HAVE IDENTIFICATION**   

OPSEU 101 HDGH Tentative Agreement/Ratification Vote Dates & Times

HOTEL DIEU GRACE HEALTHCARE TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The Bargaining team endorses the Agreement and recommends a YES vote.

RATIFICATION VOTE:

July 12/18 Chatham Act office. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

July 16/18 Chrysler Room  Emara. 8:00 am – 11:30 am

July 16/18 TSC 744 Ouellette Ave. Room 237 2nd floor.  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

July 16/18 CPH 3rd Floor.  1:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

**MUST HAVE IDENTIFICATION**   

WRH Retro Payment Update

Message from Sharon Morris Director Human Resources WRH

Preparation for payment of OPSEU retro payments for July 5 2018

Good afternoon.

I have just met with the manager of payroll about the work that is being done to complete the retro wage payments for July 5, 2018 pay deposit.

The new pay rates are in the payroll system and have been for a few pays.

The payment of the retroactive wage increases for this contract up to the April 1, 2018 increase on all hours paid is the work that has just been completed by the Financial Analyst who works with Human Resources to complete the payroll step. We have a less complicated retroactive payment to process for this contract because we do not have the grid harmonization step to do this round. There is , however, from the system point of view, one complicated step that has to be checked which relates to increases that are being paid for the 2017 when there was a retro payment for the earlier agreement also paid in that year. That step just requires a careful review for the staff to make sure that the increases are being implemented correctly. The payroll manager advises me that they are doing their final check tomorrow and as the long weekend holiday takes one day out of this pay period they must complete this work on Friday in order to get the payment done for the deposit “send” for July 5.

The payroll manager has indicated that he will let us know if there are any issues with that doublecheck step.

The best case is that there is not and the file can be uploaded and ready to send to the banks for the July 5 pay deposit. The worst case scenario is that there is an issue which would have to be fixed on July 3 delaying the importing of the file to the bank and thereby delaying the payment to Friday July 6 (one day). That is the worst case scenario which he has advised me he will report to me on Tuesday July 3 if that is the case. Otherwise the payment will be done for July 5 pay deposit. Again a reminder to the staff that they get their regular pay stub “first” on Wednesday and then after all of the pay stubs have been sent out the retro pay stubs are sent out.

What is not being paid at this time are the following as extra steps:

  •  Recalculation of mat leave top ups: these are individual calculations that must be done by two people in payroll and there is a need for some more time to have those completed. I will advise you as soon as we know when that work is completed;

  •  Vacation entitlement: Staff will be paid retro payments on the paid vacation that they have already received. Example if in 2017 an employee was paid for 21 shifts of vacation at their old wage rate this retro payment will be then the retro amount for the 21 shifts at their new rate. What is not yet in this process is the change to the vacation entitlement agreed to. Staff are calling payroll to ask why their new entitlement is not yet “showing” on their pay stubs and also will likely ask where is the new entitlement for use in this vacation year (for those who moved entitlement). That is a separate piece of work that is next on our work plan now that the retro payment work is complete. We will get that spreadsheet of employees entitled to vacation entitlement changes the week of July 3 for your reference.

  • Any other changes that we committed to for completion for the June 30 list (“outstanding issues”) could not be processed in this pay deposit because of the retro payments going in to the system (ie responsibilitypay). Those will be done for the July 19 pay deposit to avoid issues with the calculation of the current retro payments.

Please email Sharon Morris or Michele Buchanan any questions with regard to the retro payments.

Sharon Morris

OPSEU 101 HDGH Tentative Agreement

The Opseu Local 101 Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare negotiating committee has reached a tentative agreement with HDGH.

Contract information details will be posted the week July 9th.  As well information, dates and locations for ratification will be released at that time.  Ratification is anticipated to be  scheduled for July 16th.  Thanks to our negotiator and the bargaining team for their hard work.  This agreement has to be ratified by the membership as well as the HDGH Board.