The HSA Collective Agreement 2021: What You Need to Know
The Healthcare of America (HSA) recently released their Collective Agreement for 2021, which lays out the terms and conditions of employment for their members. As a healthcare professional, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the agreement, as it affects your rights and benefits as an employee.
Here are some key points to keep in mind:
Wages and Benefits
The agreement outlines the wages and benefits that HSA employees are entitled to. Across the board, there will be a 2% increase in wages, effective April 1, 2021. In addition, there will be improvements made to various benefits, including extended health benefits, vision care, and dental care.
Hours of Work
The agreement stipulates that employees cannot be required to work more than ten hours in a day, or more than five consecutive days without a day off. Furthermore, employees are entitled to a minimum of two weeks of vacation per year.
HSA employees are entitled to sick leave, which can be used for personal illness, injury, or medical appointments. The agreement lays out the amount of sick leave that employees are entitled to, as well as the procedures for requesting this leave.
Should an employee be required to work overtime, they are entitled to additional compensation. The agreement outlines the formula for determining this compensation, based on the employee’s regular hourly wage.
Perhaps one of the most important aspects of the agreement is the job security it provides. The agreement states that no employee can be terminated without just cause, and that layoffs must be done in accordance with seniority and other factors.
The HSA Collective Agreement 2021 is a comprehensive document that covers a wide range of employment issues. As an employee, it’s your right and responsibility to understand the terms and conditions of your employment. By doing so, you can ensure that you are being treated fairly and in accordance with the law.
If you have any questions or concerns about the agreement, don’t hesitate to speak with your union representatives or HSA management. They are there to help you navigate the intricacies of your employment, and to advocate for your rights as an employee.