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Changes resulting from January 1, 2018 increase in minimum wage rates

Date: December 19, 2017
To: Business Officers (via AMS listserv)
From: Central Payroll Services & HRIS Support Team, Division of Human Resources & Equity
Re: Changes resulting from January 1, 2018 increase in minimum wage rates

 

On January 1, 2018, minimum wage rates in Ontario are increasing to comply with changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA).

  1. General minimum wage rate will go up from $11.60 to $14.00
  2. Special minimum wage rate for Liquor Servers will go up from $10.10 to $12.20

As a result, please note the following specific wage increases which will be implemented in HRIS and attendance systems (i.e. Kronos, Timelink) effective January 1, 2018:

a.    Bargaining Unit: UNITE HERE, Local 75

Classification Current New Hire Rate Revised New Hire Rate
January 1, 2018
Amount
Prep Cook $13.88 $14.00 $18.50
Store Attendant $13.39 $14.00 $17.85
Dishwasher $13.90 $14.00 $18.53
Cashier / Hostess $13.65 $14.00 $18.20
Counter Server $13.82 $14.00 $18.42
Banquet Server $10.10 $12.20 $12.20
Banquet Bartender $10.10 $12.20 $12.20
Banquet Porter $12.89 $14.00 $17.18
Banquet Cashier $13.25 $14.00 $17.66
Parking Attendant $13.49 $14.00 $17.99

 

b.    Bargaining Unit: CUPE, Local 3261 – Casual

Classification Start 12 Month 24 Month
PS Level NS S N1 01
Hospitality Worker (Tips) Casual Current rate  $10.10
January 1, 2018  $12.20
Current rate  $10.10
January 1, 2018  $12.20
$12.20

 

c. Bargaining Unit: Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association, Local 30

Classification Job PS grp PS level Current rate Amount Rate as of January 1, 2018
Shtmetal Worker-Temp (Apprentice) 224 01U 01 $11.89 $14.00

 

d. Bargaining Unit: UA Local 46 (Plumbers)

 

Classification Usage Job Pay scale group PS level Current rate Amount Rate as of January 1, 2018
Apprentice Plumber / Sprinkler-Steamfitter Apprentice 558 01U 01 $13.40 $14.00

 

Questions about these changes?

 

  • Questions related to unionized employee groups, please contact Hana Saleem, Labour Relations Specialist.