The Yukon Teachers` Association Bargaining Committee held its first meeting on December 6, 2017 to negotiate a new collective agreement. A year later, almost on time, the YTA and Yukon governments reached a preliminary agreement to amend and extend the collective agreement. Yukon Employees Union President Steve Geick speaks at a news conference in Whitehorse on December 18, 2018. According to Geick, a new collective agreement between the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Employees Union will allow employees to have up to 48 hours of paid leave if they experience workplace trauma. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News File) The agreement includes salary increases totalling 5.25% over three years, including certain retroactive wages, as well as increases in salary ranges, weekend bonuses and shift bonuses for hours worked between 4 .m and 8 .m. The Yukon government and its union have ratified a new collective agreement, which will come into effect on Monday. Four teams of 4,000 union representatives visited every community and road camp in the region last week to explain the proposed agreement and gather votes. The three-year agreement has an expiry date of December 31, 2021. As is customary with other unions, Geick said the results of the vote will not be published, except for the fact that voting members voted for the deal. Earlier this year, experienced mediator Vince Ready was called in for help, and a tentative agreement was reached in June. The agreement also allows “an employee who experiences one or two work-related traumatic incidents to receive leave without loss of pay for the remainder of the scheduled workday,” according to a territorial government press release. The agreement, which expires on December 31, 2021, applies to approximately 4,100 employees represented by uef and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Impressive! Very few comments, and no merit, because these three poop have pooped any deal.
It`s as great a confirmation as I`ve ever seen for a government contract. Honestly, do you want to sleep? Another aspect of the collective agreement that is not mentioned in the press release issued by the government is a joint apprenticeship program, Geick said, which required three rounds of bargaining to be put in place. The only thing I notice about our Union is that we are a truly democratic organisation. This commitment to democracy is evident from the moment employees decide to organize and join YEU. The majority of workers must sign cards to obtain a union certificate from the state-regulated Industrial Relations Board of Canada. From that moment on, decisions such as what is in their collective agreement, whether that collective agreement is accepted or rejected, are in the hands of the workers. A new collective agreement signed by the territorial government and its union includes a first for Canada, says the president of the Yukon Employees Union (YEU). It offers annual salary increases (a total of 5.25% over the life of the agreement, or $16.5 million) and higher shift and weekend bonuses.
Airport nurses and firefighters will benefit from further market adjustment. Approximately US$46,000 is also to be paid for community allowances and distance premiums. “Many hours of hard work went into teams on both sides to reach this collective agreement.” The agreement provides for a general wage increase of 5.25% or 1.75% for each of the three years retroactive to 1 January. The previous agreement expired on 31 December. The new agreement also includes a number of other wage provisions and severance protection that the government wants to cap, Geick said. .