Pay Equity update: Hospital Professionals Division

OPSEU/SEFPO Hospital Professionals Division

The following message was sent out to all OPSEU/SEFPO members in the Hospital Professionals Division (HPD) following a recent ruling by the Pay Equity Commission.

Dear HPD members,

As you know, OPSEU/SEFPO and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) have been engaged in active negotiations on pay equity for the last decade, with the goal to reach a pay equity plan for all HPD positions currently covered by HPD central bargaining.

In 2020, the parties reached an impasse and the Union submitted an application to the Pay Equity Commission in October 2020 to resolve the outstanding matters. Due to COVID-19 delays, the Union received the ruling from the Commission on November 16, 2021 that was in the OHA’s favour.

OPSEU/SEFPO, with your HPD Pay Equity Team and Sector Chair, is currently working with legal counsel on an appeal to the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal. We are committed to representing the HPD membership to the fullest extent, and getting the best possible outcome for you, our members.

In Solidarity,

Sara Labelle, HPD Chair

Alex Dell, OPSEU/SEFPO Pay Equity Negotiator

Hospital Professionals Division Pay Equity Team:

Sandi Blancher

Betty Palmieri

Susan Head

Peggy Burke

Bryan Mitchell