The Ratification Meeting will happen on Tuesday May 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive.

6.12.4 The College will ensure that all members of the Union regardless of shift are able to attend ratification meetings, without loss of pay. The Union must give a minimum of 48 hours’ written notice to the Human Resources Department.
Written notice has been provided to HR. Should you encounter any difficulties in attending this meeting please contact a shop steward. Please bring identification in order to vote at the meeting. If you do not have ID another CUPE 4627 member will need to vouch for you.
Optical care insurance increased to $500 every 2 years effective October 1, 2016
Eye exam coverage increased to $100 every 2 years effective August 1, 2017
Hearing aid coverage increased to $1,000 every 5 years effective October 1, 2016
Prosthetics, Crowns and Bridges increased to 60% effective October 1, 2017; increased to 75% effectiveAugust 1, 2019
Chiropractic coverage increased to $600 per year effective October 1, 2018
Group life insurance coverage for employees aged 66 to 69 1.5 x annual earnings
Severance pay increased to 8 months’ pay for employees with 25 years or more continuous service
Service Credit Plan 2 days (14 hours, 16 hours (40 hour work week), prorated for part time) earned as paid leave or as monies into deferred savings plan.
Deferred Savings plan now able to direct into a Tax Free Savings Plan.

Wage increases – applies to ALL employees who were/are members of the bargaining unit as of October 1, 2015
1.0% increase retroactive to October 1, 2015
0.45% Economic Stability Divided (ESD) increase effective August 1, 2016
0.5% increase effective October 1, 2016
1.0% increase plus the ESD* increase effective August 1, 2017
0.5% increase effective October 1, 2017
1.0% increase plus the ESD* increase effective August 1, 2018
0.5% increase effective October 1, 2018
1.0% increase plus the ESD* increase effective August 1, 2019*If there is an Economic Stability Dividend.
Adverse material on personnel file for 24 months increased time period from 18 months.
Benefit deductible increased to $50 per year effective July 1, 2016, increased from $25 per year.
Salary Protected Employees may be appointed into vacant positions up to their protected pay rate.
Gratuity plan ends as of December 31, 2016. Gratuity days already accumulated stay in your gratuity bank and are accessible as before.
Job postings will not be posted on bulletin boards in Food Services.

When will we get the ratification of demands document?
Usually the document is presented at the meeting so that members attend the meeting, ask questions and vote. We will be distributing the document at least 24 hours prior to the meeting via the member portal and email.
I’m on vacation can I vote online or give a proxy to vote?
Sorry no. We have no such provisions for this type of voting to occur. Voting is done in person by secret ballot at the ratification meeting.
Do I have to make up the time to attend this union meeting?
No. This leave is done on college time as per 6.12.4 there is no need to make up the time taken to attend this meeting.
I work the evening shift do I return to work after the ratification meeting?
This leave is done on college time as per 6.12.4. This would depend on your shift and when the ratification meeting ends. Check with your supervisor for direction.
Do I need identification to vote?
Yes. Please bring identification to the ratification meeting.
Please forward any further questions to a Union steward or to a Union Executive member.