RCW, PCW and Addiction Workers get a Reclassification

August 5, 2019

During the last round of collective bargaining, the unions members were seeking a change to the pay scale for Resident Care Workers, Patient Care Workers, and Addiction Workers.  As a result, a memorandum of agreement was signed between the union and the employer that required a classification review for these level 8 positions.  Soon after bargaining a group of these members were tasked with reviewing the duties of their positions and completing a cohesive document that outlined the roles, responsibilities and duties with in their specific work sites. Upon completion of the document UPSE members on the team met with the employer who reviewed the documentation and suggested some revisions, these were discussed and common ground was achieved. The parties both signed the Position Questionnaire and forwarded the document on to be reviewed. 

We are happy to announce that our members hard work and diligence has paid off and the position of RCW, PCW and Addiction Worker will now be paid at a level 9.
The employer intends to apply the new rate of pay on the pay period ending September 19th, 2019 and the retro pay would be received soon after.  All efforts are being made to move this time line up, further communication will be sent if the dates change. 

I would like to thank  all of the members who worked to represent their classifications and assist in this process.

Karen Jackson
President PEI UPSE