Good Shepherd Women’s Services Unit is launching a walking program for their residents.
A great way to walk off some stress, have some chit chat and get healthy!!
If you have a pair of gently used women’s running shoes lying around, please drop them off to the Union Hall or contact the GSWS Unit VP Paula Masys-Pollock at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this year CUPE 5167 members in the City unit received a notice from the Employer outlining cuts to the benefits plan effective April 1, 2015. These changes are related to a claim made by the Employer as part of the bargaining process. The Employer has said that because certain items covered by the benefits plan are not listed in Appendix E of the Collective Agreement that at the end of this agreement they are no longer required to provide them. This is called an estoppel notice.
The notice does not mean that the decision is final – the Union has an opportunity to address the issue in bargaining – and we have made clear that we do not agree with these changes. We have also been clear that the changes cannot take effect until the conclusion of bargaining – regardless of the Employer’s April 1st deadline.
We have every hope that we will be able to address the issue at the bargaining table, but to be absolutely safe we recommend that members make use of the coverage for these items prior to April 1st as much as possible.
We have heard from a number of members who are impacted by these proposed changes – and it would be helpful to hear from any other individuals impacted.
If you use any of the services or products identified in the Employer’s letter please contact the office and let us know at email@example.com or 905-522-0917.
City Bargaining Support Team
Estoppel List: C51 – CUPE Local 5167 (I/O)
- Voluntary Generic Drug Plan (Collective Agreement indicates a Mandatory Generic Drug Plan)
- Anti-smoking drugs
- Anti-obesity drugs
- Fertility drugs
- Oral contraceptives
Other Extended Health Care Items
- Elective laser vision correction procedures
- Hospital bed repairs
- Apnea monitor
- Aero chamber
- CPAP machines
- Diabetic equipment
- Stump sock
- Repairs to prosthetic appliances
- Surgical stockings to a maximum of 6 repairs per year
- Surgical brassieres
- Lymphedema sleeves/compression sleeves with a mean compression factor of 20mmHG, up to a maximum of 2 sleeves per body part per calendar year
- Incontinence supplies
- Wigs and hairpieces to lifetime maximum of $1500.00
- Tracheotomy supplies
RBG BARGAINING SUPPORT TEAM
We are pleased to report that the RBG Bargaining Support Team has held our 1st meeting. Out team will be reaching out to each bargaining unit member to discuss support to our negotiation committee.
Our team will distribute information members regarding strike aversion and preparation.
If you are interested in participating on the RBG BARGAINING SUPPORT TEAM please contact the team by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office at (905) 522-0917.
RBG BARGAINING SUPPORT TEAM Chair
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:00pm at the Union Hall, 818 King St E.
Types of Activities Team Members would participate in:
- Help distribute information to members
- Strike Aversion / Preparation
- Participate in information pickets
- Rallies and demonstrations
If you interested in participating on the Bargaining Support Team,
please contact the team by email at email@example.com
or phone the office at 905-522-0917.
Bargaining Support Committee Chair