RSMC Benefit Improvements

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Wednesday September 7 2016
No 79
2015-2019/181

 

Current Benefit

Tentative Agreement Benefit

Hearing Aids

$500 every 5 years

$1000 every 5 years

Out-of-country Healthcare

$100, 000 

$250, 000

Major Dental

$1500

$2000

Acupuncturists

$300 per year

$600 per year

Chiropractor

$300 per year

$600 per year

Electrologists

$10 per visit 

$20 per visit

Massage Therapists

$200 per year

$400 per year

Midwives

$200 per year

$400 per year

Naturopaths

$300 per year

$600 per year

Osteopaths

$250 per year

$500 per year

Physiotherapists

No Maximum

No Maximum

Podiatrists and Chiropodists

$250 per year

$500 per year

Psychologists – Social Workers

$500 per year

$1000 per year

Speech Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists

$300 per year

$600 per year

RSMC Paramedical Benefits Double

As can be seen in the chart above, the tentative agreement doubles all paramedical benefits for RSMCs, with the exception of physiotherapy, which remains status quo. This brings the RSMC extended healthcare benefits to the same level as urban operations. This is an important gain for RSMC members and one step towards equity.

 

Total Compensation to be Reviewed by Joint Pay Equity Committee

A key part of the pay equity review process is looking at total compensation for RSMCs versus letter carriers, and as part of this comparison the pay equity review committee will be looking at “productive rates.” The ‘productive rate” includes all pay and benefits and then factors in pay for time not worked such as paid breaks, vacation time and other paid leaves. To review total compensation it will be necessary to look at all aspects of RSMC work and the compensation for that work. 

Sylvain Lapointe
Chief Negotiator, Urban Unit
George Floresco
Chief Negotiator, RSMC Unit
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