Mackenzie Health workers in Richmond Hill, Ont., sign first contract

Improvements to vision care, vacation time part of deal: OPSEU
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 10/22/2018
Collective agreement
The Sodexo workers joined more than 1,000 members in OPSEU Local 374, with the balance of the Mackenzie Health members being part of OPSEU Local 388. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Call-centre workers at Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital ratified their first-ever collective agreement on Oct. 18.

The workers are employed by Sodexo and are the newest of more than 1,200 Mackenzie Health staff to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), including office and clerical, service and diagnostic imaging workers.

“These workers are about to start reaping the benefits of joining OPSEU. They had no wage grid, no pay in lieu and no group RRSP. All of that has just changed,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU president.

Additional gains include float days, improvements to vision care and more vacation time, said the union.

The Sodexo workers joined more than 1,000 members in OPSEU Local 374, with the balance of the Mackenzie Health members being part of OPSEU Local 388.

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