# 6 Proposed Change – Salary Increases
In this sixth notice we will identify the differences in salary increases. Our current contract provides for anniversary increases, yearly cost of living increases, and longevity bonus. HPAE Locals affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) receive merit increases.
In this notice, we will talk about what our current collective bargaining agreement offers us and what exists in HPAE Locals affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
Salary increases for employees with at least 31 years or more of continuous service paid at the end of year.
Full time and Weekend Flex receive $1000 on anniversary.
Part time receive $600 on anniversary.
In addition, full time, part time, weekend flex and casual per diems receive negotiated cost of living increase yearly.
Wage Scale increases for full time, part time and weekend flex, on step 0 to 30. (Wage Scale indicates years of service.)
Our example, of movement on the wage scale, is someone with 8 yrs. seniority whose anniversary date is in September. On 7/1/18 Step 8 was $40.09. Anniversary increases are in italics, underlined and bold.
Movement on the wage scale occurs left to right and up and down. Every year on one’s anniversary they move down the scale to the next step. Every year on 7/1 one moves across the step they are currently on.
Alice Barden, President