Below you will find four of OE987’s current collective agreements. These represent each of the four health regions OE987 is on the ballot for facility and community support.
To be clear, these would be the receiving agreements should OE987 become the successor union in the given region. This means the agreement would act as the starting point at the bargaining table for the new collective agreement. Until a new agreement is ratified, you will be covered under your current collective agreement.
We encourage you to ask other unions to identify their receiving agreements. OE987 is committed to transparency and honesty during our healthcare campaign and in all that we do: other unions should be as well.
Excerpt from The Health Sector Bargaining Review Act (Bill 29):
Receiving collective agreement
10(1) After the bargaining agent for a bargaining unit is determined under section 8, the commissioner must, by order, designate a receiving collective agreement for the bargaining unit. That agreement is to form the basis for negotiating a revised collective agreement between the parties.
10(2) The commissioner must designate the receiving collective agreement using the following rules:
- Determine whether — immediately before the bargaining agent was determined under section 8 — the bargaining agent was a party to more than one collective agreement governing employees in the bargaining unit.
- If there was more than one such agreement, the receiving collective agreement is the one that governed the greatest number of employees at that time.
- If there was only one such agreement, the receiving collective agreement is that agreement.