Nursing Home Collective Agreement Signed – May 20, 2022

After an unfortunate delay, NBNU is pleased to announce that with assistance from Finance and Treasury Board and the Department of Social Development, the Nursing Home collective agreement was signed today, May 20th, 2022.
Nursing Home members will now follow their new collective agreement:
Accordingly, you should see your new pay rate on your next pay cheques.
With respect to retroactivity, Article 47 of the Collective Agreement states:
All employees who are working full-time on the date of signing of this Agreement shall receive retroactive pay in accordance with the rates in Appendix “B” for all hours paid. All money due to employees shall be paid within forty-five (45) days of the signing of this Agreement by all Homes and Locals and shall be paid by separate cheque or deposit. All employees who were not working full-time on the date of signing shall be eligible for retroactive pay on a prorated basis.
The following employees shall also receive retroactive pay on a prorated basis:
1. employees who retired or died after January 1, 2019;
2. employees who are laid off prior to the date of signing;
3. employees on an approved leave of absence on the date of signing.
Employees who are employed on January 1, 2019, and who voluntarily left the employ of the Employer between January 1, 2019 and the date of signing of this Agreement shall be entitled to retroactive pay provided they can make claim by notice in writing to the individual Home in which they were employed within forty-five (45) calendar days from the date of signing of this Agreement.
There are significant changes to the nursing home collective agreement, including the new entitlement of double time in certain overtime situations and the elimination of Article 4.06(e):
However, there is no obligation to offer any work pursuant to paragraph 4.06(d) above to a part- time employee or a casual employee if it shall constitute overtime
Please verify your pay stubs to ensure you are paid correctly for the hours you work, if you have any questions, please contact your local president and/or your labour relations officer.
We thank the nursing home negotiating team for not giving up the fight and the members for your steadfast patience and resolve on this matter. Solidarity wins again.