The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Tentative Agreement Ratified 

We are pleased to announce that the members of the PIPSC JCC-RT group have ratified the tentative agreement. 

The tentative agreement with Hamilton Health Sciences provides a schedule of timelines for implementation of the new collective agreement:


  • Retroactivity shall be paid within four (4) full pay periods from the date of ratification of the settlement (May 26, 2022).  Current employees on staff, from the date of ratification, will be paid retroactivity within four (4) full pay periods, from the date of the ratification, on the basis of hours paid. 
  • Retroactivity shall be paid on wage increases, including any payments based on the wage rate (for example, the percentage in lieu of benefits, vacation pay and SUB).
  • The Hospital will contact former employees at their last known address on record with the Hospital, within four (4) full pay periods, from the date of ratification, to advise them of their entitlement to retroactivity. 
  • Former employees will have four (4) full pay periods from the date of notification to claim such retroactivity and, if they fail to make a claim within the four (4) full pay periods, their claim will be deemed to be abandoned. 

Information about your new collective agreement can be found in your Ratification Package

We would like to thank the membership for your continued support and patience during these exceptional times.  We are extremely proud of our membership and the important work that you continue to perform on the front lines throughout this pandemic. 

In solidarity,

Your PIPSC JCC-RT Bargaining Team  
Carrie Gerdes, President
Vas Naina, Vice-President
Jasmin VanSantvoort, Treasurer
David Griffin, Negotiator