Yeu Collective Agreement 2020
„Many hours of hard work have been done by teams on both sides to secure this collective agreement.“ 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 agreement, which expires on December 31, 2021, applies to approximately 4,100 workers represented by the YEU and the Public Service Alliance of Canada. 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) 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. The three-year collective agreement, which came into force on July 15, is the culmination of nine months of negotiations, Geick said. The agreement provides for pay increases totalling 5.25 per cent over three years, including some retroactive pay, as well as increases in salary categories, weekend bonuses and work bonuses for hours worked between 4 .m and 8 .m. The three-year contract has an expiry date of December 31, 2021. The staff covered by the agreement, approximately 4,100 in total, are represented by the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada and the YEU.
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). The Yukon government and its union have ratified a new collective agreement in force starting Monday. As with other unions, Geick said the results of the votes will not be published, in addition to the fact that voting members voted in favour of the agreement.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. Earlier this year, the experienced mediator, Vince Ready, was summoned in support and an interim agreement was reached in June. „To my knowledge and to what I`ve been told, it`s the first language like this in the whole country,“ he said of the addition. Geick used the example of a conservation official who came across a body mutilated by a bear – „something that could potentially lead to PTSD or other mental health problems.“ Previously, this employee should take time off, sick leave or leave without pay. „We have achieved most of our priorities,“ including maintaining severance pay, Steve Geick, president of the Yukon Workers` Union (YEU), said Monday afternoon in a whitehorse telephone interview.
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