Hospital Professionals

HPD Bill 124 Wage Reopener Update – May 30, 2023

OPSEU/SEFPO Hospital Professionals Division

On May 29 we had our Bill 124 wage reopener interest arbitration hearing before arbitrator William Kaplan. This reopener affects bargaining units that are part of our central agreement.

At the hearing, we made submissions for consideration that would provide our members with the recognition they deserve.

With Bill 124’s artificial wage limitations removed, we argued that it is critical for our compensation to be significantly enhanced – not only to recognize the contributions and sacrifices that hospital professionals made during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also to address high inflation, the cost-of-living crisis, and to improve recruitment and retention.

It is uncertain when Kaplan will issue his award, but we will provide a further update as soon as the award is released.

In solidarity,

Your HPD bargaining team:

Sandi Blancher, Bargaining Chair
L106 – London Health Sciences Centre

Betty Palmieri, Bargaining Vice-Chair
L206 – St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton

Brenda Allan
L215 – Niagara Health System

Beverly Weaver
L4106 – Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Kelly Richmond
L480 – Quinte Healthcare Corporation

Adrian Balojin
L206 – St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton

Steve McCaw
L106 – London Health Sciences Centre

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