OCHU/CUPE bargains a provincial collective agreement with the Ontario Hospital Association and lays that pattern down across the hospital sector and for those long-term care facilities which have a relationship with a hospital.


2021 Bargaining

Complete the bargaining survey and let us know what your bargaining priorities are.

Collective Agreements


Download the most recent full-time collective agreement.


Download the most recent part-time collective agreement.

Combined (EN)

Download the most recent combined collective agreement in English.

Combinée (FR)

Téléchargez la dernière convention collective combinée en français.

Please email admin@ochu.on.ca for Word files.

Workload Forms


Download the RPN workload complaint form.


Download the non-RPN workload complaint form.



“We were there for patients in the pandemic,” say Hamilton and Niagara hospital workers rallying Thursday against wage cuts and concessions

More than 8,000 front-line staff working at Hamilton and Niagara area hospitals are speaking out about their dissatisfaction with how their hospital employers and Doug Ford’s provincial government are treating them. Rally actions are planned this Thursday, July 22 at hospitals in Hamilton, and St. Catharines.

OCHU and SEIU Summer Rallies

Read more for all dates and locations.

Repeal Bill 124

Email Doug Ford and your MPP.

Sticker day – June 14

Get your sticker from your local executive.

OCHU Bargaining Convention – November 3-5, 2020

This will be the first OCHU convention to take place completely online, using the Zoom platform.

Stop Bill 195

Bill 195 authorizes the Government to maintain orders that interfere with the collective bargaining rights of unionized workers. With very limited exceptions, it also permits the government to increase the severity of restrictions on collective bargaining rights.

Contact your MPP – Fight Bill 195

Tell your MPP not to take away your basic workplace rights.

Amend Bill 195

Tuesday July 21 at 11:00 a.m. we will hold a 5 minute political protest against Bill 195

Newsletter – June 10

Compensation restraint legislation; Employee transfer rights changes; Wage adjustment arbitration; Tradesperson, Administrative Support Worker of the Year; Privatization threats Download Newsletter ENDownload Download Newsletter FRDownload

Ford government introduces legislation to cap increases in total compensation

Cap set at 1% per year for public sector employees, including hospital and long term care. Legislation would take effect after existing 4-year agreement expires in 2021 for 3 years. Bargaining would continue. This bill has not passed.  Download Bill...

Local issues award released

No adjustment for Registered Practical Nurses or any support or clerical classifications in decision. OCHU says award " is very disappointing, troubling and suggests a lack of objectivity." Download the arbitration decisionDownload