Long Term Care Members Vote in Favour of Extending Contracts

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Long Term Care Members Vote in Favour of Extending Contracts

Long Term Care nurses within the NSNU voted in favour of extending current collective agreements with new provisions – the same provisions recently offered to acute care workers. Nurses in this sector voted for the same service payout, premiums, retroactivity on wages and revised language for Pregnancy/Parental and Adoptive Leave.

The LTC vote took place from Friday, September 21st until noon, Tuesday September 25th. Only members of the long-term care sector within the NSNU were eligible to vote on this offer.

LTC Contract Details

Service Payout Option 

  • LTC Nurses will have the option to obtain an early payout of their Retirement Allowance accrued up to March 31, 2015, regardless of whether they have yet met the threshold of 10 years service or retirement in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement which applied to them as of March 31, 2015.
  • LTC Nurses who wish to choose an early payout must opt to do so, in writing to the Employer, no later than one month after the Employer sends them notice of their eligibility for an early payout.

Retroactive Wage Rates

The following adjustments to all wage rates shall take place over the life of this extension:

  1. Increase of 1% to all rates on November 1, 2016;
  2. Increase of 1.5% to all rates on November 1, 2017;
  3. Increase of 0.5% to all rates on October 31, 2018;
  4. Increase of 1.5% to all rates on November 1, 2018;
  5. Increase of 0.5% to all rates on October 31, 2019;
  6. Increase of 1.5% to all rates on November 1, 2019;
  7. Increase of 0.5% to all rates on October 31, 2020.

Shift Premiums

Nurses shall continue to receive the hourly shift premium rate they received prior to the effective date of this Agreement, subject to the following increases:

(a)          Increase of fifteen (15) cents ($0.15) effective the date of this Agreement;

(b)          Increase of fifteen (15) cents ($0.15) effective August 1, 2019;

(c)           Increase of twenty (20) cents ($0.20) effective October 31, 2020.

Weekend Premiums

Nurses shall continue to receive the hourly week-end premium rate they received prior to the effective date of this Agreement, subject to the following increases:

(a)          Increase of fifteen (15) cents ($0.15) effective the date of this Agreement;

(b)          Increase of fifteen (15) cents ($0.15) effective August 1, 2019;

(c)           Increase of twenty (20) cents ($0.20) effective October 31, 2020.

Pregnancy/Parental/Adoption Leave

Changes will reflect the recently announced EI changes based on leaves up to 78 weeks leaves and 1 week waiting period revisions.

The following employers constitute the “Participating Employers”

If you do not see your Employer represented on this list, keep checking. It may take a few weeks for some Employers to make a decision on this matter.

  • Admiral (Glades)
  • Alderwood Rest Home
  • Annapolis Royal Nursing Home (MacLeod Group)
  • Bayside Home Corporation
  • The Birches
  • Centennial/Gables
  • Cove Guest Home
  • Dykeland Lodge
  • Foyer Pere Fiset
  • Glen Haven Manor
  • Heart of the Valley
  • High Crest Home
  • Highland Manor
  • Hillside Pines (this contract has a different term – amendments required b/c new contract)
  • Inverary Manor
  • Ivy Meadows (Rosecrest Communities)
  • Maple Hill Manor
  • Maritime Odd Fellows Home
  • Meville Gardens
  • Melville Lodge Care Centre
  • Milford Haven Corporation
  • Mountain Lea Lodge
  • Miners Memorial Manor
  • Mira (The)
  • Musquodoboit Vallet Home for Special Care
  • North Queens Nursing Home
  • Northside Community Guest Home
  • Northwoodcare Bedford
  • Northwoodcare Halifax
  • Oakwood Terrace
  • Ocean View Continuing Care Centre
  • Port Hawkesbury Nursing Home (MacLeod Group)
  • Queens Manor
  • R.C. MacGillivary
  • Richmond Villa
  • R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home
  • The Sagewood (Rosecrest Communities)
  • Saint Vincent Nursing Home
  • Seaview Manor
  • Shannex Clinical Services
  • Shiretown Nursing Home and Ivey’s Terrace (MacLeod Group)
  • Shoreham Village / Northwood
  • St. Anne Community and Nursing Centre
  • Surf Lodge Continuing Care Centre (MacLeod Group)
  • Tideview Terrace
  • Victoria Haven Nursing Home (MacLeod Group)
  • Villa St. Joseph-Du_lac
  • Whitehills Long Term Care Centre
  • Windsor Elms
  • Wolfville Nursing Home
  • Breton Ability Centre
  • Kings RRC
  • Quest
  • Valley View Villa
  • Yarmouth/Argyle Home Support