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COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT · PDF file FENCT01.C21 COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN: AXR OPERATING (NATIONAL) LP OPERATING AS FENELON COURT (Hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”) AND:

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  • FENCT01.C21

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN:

    AXR OPERATING (NATIONAL) LP OPERATING AS FENELON COURT (Hereinafter referred to as “the Employer”)

    AND:

    ONTARIO NURSES' ASSOCIATION (Hereinafter referred to as “the Union")

    Note: Throughout the Collective Agreement, local issues have been indicated with italics.

    Expiry Date: June 30, 2021

  • FENCT01.C21

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Page

    ARTICLE 1 – PURPOSE ................................................................................................................. 1

    ARTICLE 2 – SCOPE & DEFINITIONS ............................................................................................ 1

    ARTICLE 3 – MANAGEMENT RIGHTS ........................................................................................... 3

    ARTICLE 4 – RELATIONSHIP ......................................................................................................... 4

    ARTICLE 5 – NO STRIKES OR LOCKOUTS ................................................................................... 6

    ARTICLE 6 – UNION COMMITTEES AND REPRESENTATIVES ................................................... 6

    ARTICLE 7 – UNION SECURITY................................................................................................... 12

    ARTICLE 8 – GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION PROCEDURE ................................................... 12

    ARTICLE 9 – SENIORITY AND JOB SECURITY ........................................................................... 16

    ARTICLE 10 – EMPLOYEE FILES................................................................................................. 22

    ARTICLE 11 – LEAVE OF ABSENCE ............................................................................................ 23

    ARTICLE 12 – PAID HOLIDAYS .................................................................................................... 31

    ARTICLE 13 – VACATIONS .......................................................................................................... 33

    ARTICLE 14 – DISABILITY INCOME PROTECTION PLAN .......................................................... 36

    ARTICLE 15 – HOURS OF WORK & SCHEDULING ..................................................................... 38

    ARTICLE 16 – PREMIUM & OTHER PAYMENT ........................................................................... 49

    ARTICLE 17 – BENEFITS ............................................................................................................. 52

    ARTICLE 18 – RETIREMENT INCOME PLAN............................................................................... 55

    ARTICLE 19 – PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY (APPLIES TO RNS ONLY) .......................... 58

    ARTICLE 20 – ORIENTATION AND IN SERVICE ......................................................................... 60

    ARTICLE 21 – MISCELLANEOUS ................................................................................................. 62

    ARTICLE 22 – COMPENSATION .................................................................................................. 64

    ARTICLE 23 – DURATION ............................................................................................................ 66

    APPENDIX "A" – RATES OF PAY ................................................................................................. 68

    APPENDIX “B” – INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS ..................... 69

    LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING ................................................................................................... 70

    RE: NEW CERTIFICATIONS ................................................................................................... 70

    RE: CENTRAL NEGOTIATING TEAM ..................................................................................... 71

    RE: TRANSFERS BETWEEN HOMES WITHIN CHAIN .......................................................... 72

    RE: PILOT PROJECT – ONE EMPLOYER TWO HOMES EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ............................................................................................................. 73

    RE: SECONDMENTS .............................................................................................................. 77

    RE: SUPERNUMERARY POSITIONS ..................................................................................... 78

    RE: SUPERNUMERARY POSITIONS-NURSING CAREER ORIENTATION (NCO) INITIATIVE FOR INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED NURSES (IENS) .............................. 80

    RE: GRIEVANCE COMMISSIONER SYSTEM ........................................................................ 82

    RE: CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON VIOLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE ...................................... 84

    RE: JOINT ADVOCACY .......................................................................................................... 85

    RE: PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY ................................................................................ 86

    RE: PILOT HOMES TO TRIAL/LOU SOME OF THE FOLLOWING INNOVATIVE PRACTICES ..................................................................................................................... 87

    SCHEDULE A – CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYEE CONFIRMING ABSENCE DUE TO PERSONAL ILLNESS OR INJURY ................................................................................................ 88

    SCHEDULE B – MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF INABILITY TO WORK OR READINESS TO RETURN TO WORK DUE TO/FOLLOWING PERSONAL ILLNESS OR INJURY .......................... 89

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    ARTICLE 1 – PURPOSE 1.01 The general purpose of this Agreement is to establish mutually satisfactory

    employment relations between the Employer and the employees covered by this Agreement. It provides the means for prompt settlement of grievances and establishes salaries, hours of work and other conditions of employment.

    1.02 It is recognized that the parties wish to work together to secure the best possible

    nursing care and health protection for residents. 1.03 The Employer undertakes that it will not enter into any other agreement or

    contract with those employees for whom the Union has bargaining rights either individually or collectively which will conflict with any of the provisions of this Agreement.

    ARTICLE 2 – SCOPE & DEFINITIONS 2.01 The Employer recognizes the Union as the bargaining agent of all Registered

    Nurses and Nurses with Temporary Certificate of Registration employed in a nursing capacity at AXR Operating (National) LP operating as Fenelon Court in Fenelon Falls, save and except the Director of Care and persons above the rank of Director of Care

    2.02 (a) A full-time employee shall mean an employee covered by this Agreement

    who is committed to and regularly works the full work period of seventy- five (75) hours bi-weekly, exclusive of overtime.

    (b) A regular part-time employee is one who is committed to and regularly

    works less than the full prescribed bi-weekly hours of work. (c) A casual part-time employee means an employee who is called to work

    on a call in basis, but who does not work a regular schedule, or does so only for a specified period. Such employee has the option of refusing work when it is made available to her, however, it is also understood that a casual part-time employee cannot unreasonably or consistently refuse to work shifts.

    2.03 Whenever the feminine pronoun is used in this agreement, it includes the

    masculine and non-binary pronoun, where the context so requires and vice- versa. Where the singular is used, it may also be deemed to mean the plural and vice-versa.

    2.04 Work of the Bargaining Unit

    (a) In order to protect the standard of nursing care, the Employer shall not

    contract out the work normally performed by members of this bargaining unit except:

    i) For purposes of instruction, ii) In the event of an emergency situation, iii) When performing developmental or experimental work, or

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    iv) When employees are not available due to an employee not

    reporting for work as scheduled or not being available for work. (b) Reassignment to other employees of work normally performed by

    members of the bargaining unit shall not result in the termination, layoff or reduction in hours of any member of the bargaining unit.

    (c) When it is decided to not fill a position following an employee’s

    resignation, the Home will provide the rationale in writing for this decision to the Union. The Union may request a meeting to make representations on this matter.

    2.05 Minimum Staffing

    The Employer agrees to employ sufficient registered staff and health care aides/ Personal Support Workers to meet the staffing needs that may be set from time to time by statute and/or regulation. In the event that there is insufficient staffing to meet this undertaking, the Employer will post vacancies so that any unmet care undertaking will be satisfied.

    2.06 (a) The Employer will assign at least the same number of total bargaining

    unit RN hours that are equal to those hours that were scheduled in the last week ending prior to June 30, 2009. For clarity, this includes existing vacancies.

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