more about your benefits 

For the members of the UNITE HERE LOCAL 75

Pension and Benefits Plans 


UNITE HERE was formed in 2004 with the amalgamation of the UNITE and HERE International unions.
Across North America, UNITE HERE has over 400,000 members, with over 50,000 in Canada.

Local 75 of the former HERE has over six thousand members in Southern Ontario.
Members work in all aspects of the service industry (Hotels, Restaurants, Casinos,
Racetracks). Many major hotels in the Toronto area are represented by UNITE HERE Local 75.


Upgraded MEDICAL benefitS !

Effective May 1st, 2023 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will be upgraded : 

The maximum Vision Care benefits for member over age 18 will be $400 every 18 months (previously every 24 months).

Paramedical Benefits will be payable at 95% (up from 80%).  The combined paramedical calendar year maximum remains at $1,500 per person.

The annual family Medical Deductible of $25 has been eliminated.

Medical Benefits Change May 1st, 2023 – Standard Plan

Medical Benefits Change May 1st, 2023 – Enhanced Plan

MORE Upgraded weekly indemnity benefit !

Effective May 1st, 2023 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will be upgraded : 

The maximum disability payment for the first four weeks of disability will increase to $638 per week (or $127.60 per day) from $524 per week.

Weekly Indemnity Change May 1st, 2023 – Standard Plan

PART-TIME ELIGIBILITY & Benefit improvementS !

Effective May 1st, 2023 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will be upgraded : 

The Hour Bank Deduction for part time members will be 60 hours per month (down from 64 hours per month).

The maximum Vision Care benefits will be $400 every 18 months (previously every 24 months).

Part-time Plan Change May 1st, 2023

Benefit improvements !

Effective October 1st, 2022 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will be upgraded : 

Orthodontic benefits for eligible dependents will be covered up to age 21 at the time of the treatment (previously up to age 18). 

Your Plan will also cover the services of a Registered Dietician. This benefit is included under your annual paramedical maximum.

Upgraded weekly indemnity benefit !

Effective June 1st, 2022 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will be upgraded.

Weekly Indemnity Change June 1st, 2022 – Standard Plan

Weekly Indemnity Change June 1st, 2022 – Enhanced Plan



Effective April 1st, 2020 your UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan will begin returning to the hour bank eligibility rules described in you Plan booklet.

June 28th, 2021 – Newsletter


Protecting Our Families
Through the Pandemic!

UNITE HERE Local 75 is pleased to announce that all Health & Welfare Benefits
have been extended for UNITE HERE Local 75 active members and their dependents
until July 31th, 2021. An active member is a UNITE HERE Plan member who worked at a participating
employer anytime during January, February or March, 2020, and who continues to be laid off.

The UNITE HERE Health & Welfare Plan is one of the best plans in the country.
As a member of UNITE HERE Local 75, you are one of the only hospitality and
food service workers in the country with full coverage for you and your family
16 months into the Covid-19 pandemic!


When COVID-19 devastated the Canadian hospitality industry,
UNITE HERE Local 75 never stopped fighting for workers and their families.



•  YOUR UNITE HERE Local 75 Health & Welfare Plan has continued to provide dental and
medical benefits for laid-off members and their families since March 2020.

YOUR UNITE HERE Wellness and Dental Centre is still providing dental, optometry
and chiropody benefits to active and laid off members and their families,
while following strict COVID-19 prevention protocols

YOUR money in the UNITE HERE Pension Plan earned more than 4% return in 2020!
Look for your annual pension benefits statement this Spring!
Laid-off UNITE HERE Local 75 members still have their pension plan money
invested with the UNITE HERE Pension Plan.



Dear Patients,

Many of you will have experienced the changes we have introduced to keep you and our team safe from COVID-19. For those of you who we have yet to see let us refresh you on what changes you will experience when we see you next:

Two Business Days before your appointment 

  • You will be required via TEXT OR EMAIL to complete a full COVID-19 screening questionnaire and consent form. This screening can also be submitted by visiting our website:
  • Please note, that if we DO NOT receive this screening by 1pm the day before you visit we will NOT be able to keep your appointment time.

Upon your arrival at the Dental Centre

  • Please wait in the lobby of the building until your scheduled appointment time. Call or text us to let us know that you have arrived.
  • Please wear a face mask to the clinic: while you use public transportation; wait in the lobby; ride the elevator etc. We ask that you do this for your safety and that of others around you.
  • The clinic will call or text you when we are ready to see you and carry out, your in-person-screening. 
  • We will be taking your temperature with an infrared, touchless thermometer and your screening will be reviewed once more, as soon as you enter the clinic.
  • You may see that our reception area will no longer offer magazines, childrens toys and so forth, since those items are very difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • ONLY scheduled patients will be allowed entry into the clinic.
  • Patients must visit the clinic unaccompanied. Parents/guardians and other family members of the patient will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.
  • The reception area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 2 meters or 6 feet of social distancing.
  • We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the clinic at all times. 
  • There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.
  • Note: Any patients showing signs or symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

Your treatment

  • Operatories in which aerosol generating procedures will be performed (operatories in which we will use dental drills) will be equipped with high-volume air filtration and purification units. These operatories have been sealed to prevent the contamination of surrounding areas. We follow the CDC guidelines and allow the appropriate fallow time(clearing the air of aerosol) between patients. For that reason, youre offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • Before, during and after patient care, our team will STRICTLY follow Infection Prevention and Control guidelines set forth by CDC, Public Health of Ontario and our dental governing bodies. This includes sterilization of dental instruments, disinfection of operatories and the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).  
  • We have added additional measures such as plexiglass or glass panels in all reception/front desk countertops.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

  • We will ask you to call us 14 days after your appointment to let us know how you are doing and to report whether you have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our clinic will be a safe one. We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our Dental Centres.

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon! 

The UNITE HERE Wellness & Dental Centre Team