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. Allan said the 2016 wage increases amount to $5.5 million $US under the new agreement. The collective agreement of the 3,750 employees covered by the agreement is retroactive to 1 January. “Many hours of hard work have been done by teams on both sides to secure this collective agreement.” The old collective agreement at December 31, 2015 provided for an increase of 5.75 per cent over three years. The board of directors sets salary increases for the 440 annual executives, but generally the boost reflects what was agreed in the collective agreement, but not always, he said. The three-year collective agreement, which came into force on July 15, is the culmination of nine months of negotiations, Geick said. Geick said the agreement deals with mental health and respect at work, as well as special leave and severance pay. The 882 teachers employed by the government have their own collective agreement, he noted. 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.
j, I, I hope you`re not serious, otherwise you need to get some help bro. The increase in food prices in Canada and the Yukon in recent years has nothing to do with someone here signing a collective agreement! I can only imagine that all the major grocery stores in Toronto and Vancouver are wrapped off their phones and waiting for news of the new YEU collective agreement to bring down food prices. It doesn`t happen like that, but thank you for the mental image! Now Yukon Electric on the other side… Members of the Yukon Workers` Union have ratified a new three-year collective agreement that provides for a five per cent pay increase over the life of the contract. The new agreement foresees a 2% increase this year, after an increase of 1.5% in 2017 and 2018. As a result of the agreement, the two municipalities will have two nurses during the peak season from April to October, he said. 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. The district cabinet approved the agreement in May. 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) Topics discussed in the agreement include increasing the visual care allowance to $300 per year and increasing the annual start-up allowance from $150 to $175. Allan stated that the same wage increases are granted for the 194 workers who are not covered by the collective agreement because they are in the category of confidential exclusion.