On March 8, 2024, ParaMed Home Health Service workers across Ontario voted to ratify a historic Collective Agreement. The united Bargaining Committee achieved unprecedented wage improvements never seen in homecare.

Some of the highlights include:

  1. New 2024 wage grid for all ParaMed branches, including a 4% general wage increase for PSW and HSWs
  2. 2% retroactive payment for collective agreements with expired years
  3. $3.00 PSW/HSW wage enhancement rolled into the wage grid
  4. Lumpsum payment of $1.25 per visitor hour worked between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024
  5. Shift premiums for evenings and weekends
  6. Significant language gains and harmonization of language across the province
  7. Bereavement leave for stillbirth
  8. Workload Review Form form for RNs and RPNs

Thank you to all the ParaMed members who voted, and congratulations to the Bargaining Committee on their successful round of bargaining. #whenwefightwewin