The agreement, which expires on December 31, 2021, applies to approximately 4,100 workers represented by the YEU and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. The three-year contract has an expiry date of December 31, 2021. “Many hours of hard work have been done by teams on both sides to secure this collective agreement.” As with other unions, Geick said the results of the votes will not be published, in addition to the fact that voting members voted in favour of the agreement. The agreement also allows “a worker who experiences a traumatic incident in the context of work to obtain leave without loss of pay for the remainder of the planned working day,” says a press release from the territory`s government. The staff covered by the agreement, approximately 4,100 in total, are represented by the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada and the YEU. The formal signing of the contract means that new contractual conditions are in effect. Only members of the bargaining unit are entitled to the $400 lump sum payment as of today. However, other monetary provisions, such as economic increases and wage adjustments, are retroactive. Steve Geick, President of the Yukon Employees Union, speaks at a press conference in Whitehorse on December 18, 2018. According to Geick, a new collective agreement between the Yukon government and the Yukon Workers` Union will allow Yukon workers to take up to 48 hours of paid leave if they experience workplace trauma. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file) The Yukon government and its union have ratified a new collective agreement in force starting Monday. A new collective agreement signed by the territory`s government and its union includes a first for Canada, says the president of the Yukon Employees Union (YEU).
PSAC and the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) today signed the new collective agreement, which was ratified by PSAC-UTE members on September 29. The contract includes approximately 27,500 federal public service employees. PSAC has now signed collective agreements for nearly 120,000 federal public service employees. Another aspect of the collective agreement, which is not mentioned in the government`s press release, is a common learning program, said Geick, who needed three rounds of negotiations to establish it. Please keep your contact information up-to-date through the members portal to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix comparison. It provides an annual salary increase (5.25 percent, total, over the duration of the agreement, or $16.5 million) and higher work and weekend bonuses. Airport nurses and firefighters will benefit from additional market adaptation. Some $46,000 is also expected to be spent on community aid and remote bonuses.