During the week of October 2, 2017, your union, SEIU Healthcare, will begin conducting central negations covering 31 hospitals comprising of 63 bargaining units across Ontario.

To prepare for this, bargaining proposal meetings were held at every hospital and an online survey was made available to those unable to attend the meetings. The purpose of these meetings and the survey was to capture what your bargaining priorities are.

On June 22, 2017, stewards from the 63 bargaining units attended our SEIU Healthcare Hospital Bargaining Conference to review sector trends and member priorities, as well as elect your member bargaining committee. The stewards also had an opportunity to engage with SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart about the future of healthcare.

This group of experienced staff and stewards are committed to achieving the best possible outcome at the bargaining table.  Aside from seeking monetary improvements, your committee will be looking to achieve fair and safe workplace enhancements. Read More

Did you Know?

  • Legislation prevents hospital workers from striking because the work you do is deemed an essential service.
  • Instead, the Hospital Labour Dispute Arbitration Act (HLDAA) provides for binding interest arbitration. This is a process which involves each side making a presentation to a board of arbitrators, and that board will decide what to award.
  • The Board’s purpose is to replicate the result that would have occurred if workers had the right to strike, and HLDAA provides criteria which must be followed.
  • The parties only resort to this process if they cannot achieve an agreement through their own bargaining efforts, like a strike is only resorted to when bargaining efforts fail.