USW Local 9563

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On Thursday May 30th, members from our local Union, including President Brenda Gagon, attended a protest at Queen's Park.

Recent News

During the last round of bargaining, we negotiated that the RN's represented by USW Local 9563 would receive wage increases equal to the wage increases that were achieved by the Ontario Nurses Association in long term care homes. We are pleased to report that the following wage grid will become effective for our RN's with adjustements being made July 1st 2024 and July 1st 2025.

Nominations for Local Union Offices will be held at our Union meetings scheduled on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 at the following times and places:

4:00 PM @

Burlington Public Library, 1996 Itabashi Way, Burlington


6:30 PM @

Fort Erie Public Library, Centennial Branch, 136 Gilmore Rd, Fort Erie

Nominations for the following Local Union Offices:

President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Guide, Guards (2), Trustee (3)




2 years from November 29th, 2023 to November 28th, 2025

General Wage Increases

3% raise effective November 29th, 2023

3% raise effective November 29th, 2024

In Lieu Increase

In lieu to be increased to 3.5% of regular hourly rate effective 2 full months after ratification

Premium Increases

The dates and times for the ratification meetings are listed below.  Please plan to attend one of the meetings.

 Billings Court Manor Chapel – Wednesday, January 31st @ 1PM and 3:30PM

 Millennium Trail Manor Chapel – Thursday, February 1st @ 1PM and 3:30PM

 Maple Park Lodge Chapel – Friday, February 2nd @ 1PM and 3PM. Note – Members from Crescent Park Lodge should attend this meeting also.

 On behalf of your Negotiating Committee,

 Brenda Gagnon