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OPSEU tables contract proposals in CAAT Support negotiations

OPSEU tables contract proposals in CAAT Support negotiations

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OPSEU, on behalf of (CAAT) Support staff, started contract bargaining with the College Employer Council on June 10, 2014.

2014 Bargaining proposals

 

Benefits

 
  • Amend Article 8.1.6 to include coverage for dental implants and dental appliances as category E eligible expenses
  • Amend Article 8 to improve the success for members returning to work.
  • Amend Article 8.1.10 to increase the maximum amount of coverage for vision care
  • Amend the Extended Health Care Plan to increase the reimbursement amount for prescription drugs and vaccines
  • Amend the Extended Health Care Plan to increase the combined maximum per person of coverage for paramedical services.
  • Amend Article 8.1.1 to allow employees to purchase more than five additional units of supplementary life insurance on a voluntary basis. The employee will pay 100% of premiums after the first five units.
  • Amend the Short Term Disability Plan, to allow for full STD benefits to be reinstated on the first full active working day for all members in the new plan year.
  • Amend the Survivor Benefits, CAAT Retiree Benefit Plans and current practices to allow survivors, retirees and employees on leave without pay, to pay premiums on a monthly basis.
  • Amend the Extended Health Care Plan to recognize Nurse Practitioners as prescribers of prescription drugs and vaccines, eligible for reimbursement.

Health and Safety

 
  • Amend Article 13.2.1.2 to remove the $20 maximum. Amend Articles 13.2.1.1 and 13.2.1.2 to require the provision of necessary safety devices, including footwear and prescription safety glasses.

Job Postings

 
  • Amend Article 17.1.1 to consider experience as equivalent to education in job competition
  • Amend Article 17.3 to give proper consideration of internal applicants for temporary vacancies

Job Security

 
  • Amend Article 4.3 to increase the frequency and accuracy of part time lists provided
  • Amend Articles 15.8, and the Contracting Out Letter of Understanding to provide for no contracting out of our work
  • Amend Article 14.6.2 to include that the College provide the Local Union with all data, and to provide wage protection
  • Letter of Understanding – Initiatives and Opportunities – remove

Leaves

 
  • Amend Article 5.2  by increasing Union time off
  • Amend Article 12.4  to encompass all leaves in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Standards Act (Ontario)
  • Amend Article 12.5 to improve bereavement leave provisions
  • Add new Articles under 12 – Leaves – to grant 5 days of personal leave per employee

Appendix  D

 
  • Amend Appendix D  to enhance the ability to be considered for vacancies.
  • Enhance the rights and entitlements to the collective agreement.

Wages

 
  • A fair and equitable increase in each year in the contract
  • Amend Appendix G to allow for their wage to be found on the Appendix E grid

Working Conditions

 
  • Amend Article 18.4.3.1 and Article 18.7.2
  • Amend Article 18.4.3.6

The Union reserves the right to add to or modify these proposals during the course of bargaining.