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Pay increases awarded to 65,700 public sector workers who bargain collectively in Ontario following the government's call for a two-year voluntary wage freeze in the budget last March. The list includes 23 employee groups with 300 members or more.

For universities:



EMPLOYER

EMPLOYEES

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (FIRST 2 YEARS)

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AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (ENTIRE TERM)

TERM

COST TO EMPLOYER

University of Toronto

2,800 faculty and librarians

2.25

2.25

2 yrs

$18-million

Carleton University

600 teaching assistants, contract workers

1.5

1.67

3 yrs

$310,000

Carleton University

830 faculty

1.5

1.5

2 yrs

$1.1-mllion

Carleton University

750 support staff

1.75

1.83

4 yrs

$500,000

University of Western Ontario

1,700 faculty

1.5

1.5

4 yrs

$4.4-million

University of Western Ontario

1,100 staff

1.5

1.5

3 yrs

not available

University of Western Ontario

1,900 teaching assistants

0.6

0.6

2 yrs

not available

University of Waterloo

1,030 faculty

0

1.8

5 yrs

not available

University of Waterloo

1,300 staff

0

1.8

5 yrs

not available

Trent University

363 support staff

0

0

2 yrs

zero



For hospitals:



EMPLOYER

EMPLOYEES

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (FIRST 2 YEARS)

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (ENTIRE TERM)

TERM

COST TO EMPLOYER

38 hospitals

16,000 support workers

2

2

2 yrs

$27.1-million

Ottawa Hospital

2,250 paramedical and professional staff

2.5

2.5

2 yrs

$4.86-million*

Ottawa Hospital

3,300 offices, trades, registered practical nurses

2

2

2 yrs

$4.9-million

Windsor Regional Hospital

400 social workers, psychologists, lab technicians

3

3

2 yrs

$1.44-million**

St. Joseph's Health Care, London

600 full and part-time mental health workers

2.5

2.5

2 yrs

$890,000

Northeast Mental Health Centre

460 workers

2.5

2.5

2 yrs

n/a



For long-term care homes:



EMPLOYER

EMPLOYEES

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (FIRST 2 YEARS)

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (ENTIRE TERM)

TERM

COST TO EMPLOYER

100 Homes

17,000 personal support, dietary, housekeeping workers

2

2

1 yr

$27.8-million***

Extendicare

1,438 employees

2.3

2.3

2 yrs

***

Oakwood Retirement

1,150 employees

2.2

2.2

2 yrs

***

Revera

550 employees

2.4

2.4

3 yrs

***



Other sectors:

EMPLOYER

EMPLOYEES

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (FIRST 2 YEARS)

AVERAGE ANNUAL INCREASE % (ENTIRE TERM)

TERM

COST TO EMPLOYER

Ontario Provincial Police

5,700 uniformed officers, 2,700 civilians

2.54

1.7

3 yrs

$35.1-million****

Municipal Property Assessment Corp.

1,400 employees

0

0

2 yrs

zero

Art Gallery of Ontario

382 employees

0

0

2 yrs

zero



* Includes $564,000 in higher shift premiums

** An arbitrator awarded retroactive pay last October for a two-year period ending March, 2010, but the extra money will come from this year's hospital budget.

*** The cost of all wage settlements for contracts that expired last year for long-term care homes, including $7.5-million awarded through arbitration for the 17,000 employees.

**** Figure calculated by The Globe and Mail. Neither the OPP nor the OPPA provided an exact figure.

Sources: Ministry of Labour reports, arbitration awards, compensation agreements, employers

 

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