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Healthcare Bargaining Bulletin #4

June 03, 2024 at 9:25 AM

June 3, 2024

The CUPE Bargaining Council and the Provincial Health Labour Relations Services (PHLRS) met on May 22nd, 27th, and 30th, 2024, with additional dates scheduled for June 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, and 27th, 2024 with the potential to add further days.

We are close to being done the language portion of the negotiations. Further items that we have agreed to include language regarding Leave of Absences (LOA’s), trial period, French language Letters of Understanding (LOU’s), no black out periods for vacation selection, master rotation changes, mandating of overtime, legal liability, family sick leave, inclement weather, and uniform allowance.

Bargaining continues to progress well, and we hope to be starting monetary discussions within the next few weeks.

Who is your Bargaining Council?

Your CUPE Bargaining Council is made up of front-line health care workers just like you.

Shared Health / L204 

Margaret Schroeder, President, Clerical
Anne Rarama, Housekeeping
Belinda Raposo, HCA
Marlo Peters, Nursing Assistant
Collette Lafreniere Thompson, Nursing Assistant (A)

Southern Health-Santé Sud / L4270

Holly Chaperon, President, Supervisor
Cindy Terwin, Clerk
Karly Deneka, Home Care, Resource Coordinator


WRHA / L204

Tony Cianflone, Facility/Trades
Karen Brown, Acute, HCA
Jefferson De Villa, Home Care, HCA
Daniel Richards, Long Term Care, HCA (A)


WRHA / L500

Limson Mestito, President, Riverview, HCA


Northern RHA / L8600

Christine Lussier, President, HCA
Ashley Krassilowsky, Recreation
Marie Nixon, Admitting Clerk

What happens to the Market Adjustment and Pension/Benefits Committees?

The Market Adjustment/Wage Standardization (MAWS) and Pension/Benefit (PBSC) will continue to meet every week until their work is complete.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to

SMc/wkp/cope 491
June 3, 2024