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. 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. Last week, four teams of union representatives, with 4,000 members, visited all municipalities and highway camps across the territory to explain the proposed agreement and collect votes. 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-hours bonuses between 16 .m and 8 .m. Wow! Very few comments, and no serleistung, since these three poo poo`d would have any agreement. It is as big as a confirmation, as I have already seen for a government contract. Frankly, is Wilf asleep? Richard Mostyn, the minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, said in the communication that the agreement balances the needs of workers with the government`s commitment to public services for Yukoners.
The staff covered by the agreement, approximately 4,100 in total, are represented by the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada and the YEU. As with other unions, Geick said the results of the votes will not be published, in addition to the fact that voting members voted in favour of the agreement.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 agreement provides for an overall wage increase of 5.25 per cent and 1.75 per cent for each of the three years retroactive to January 1. The previous contract expired on December 31. The three-year collective agreement, which came into force on July 15, is the culmination of nine months of negotiations, Geick said. “Many hours of hard work by bargaining teams over the past nine months have led to a collective agreement that will take us over the next three years,” Geick said in a joint press release issued this morning by the union and the Yukon government. 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) Negotiators reached an interim agreement on 7 June. The district cabinet ratified the collective agreement prior to the union ratification process. The Yukon government and its union have ratified a new collective agreement in force starting Monday. Members of the Yukon Employees Union (YEU) have agreed to a new three-year collective agreement, union president Steve Geick confirmed this morning. 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). Earlier this year, the experienced mediator, Vince Ready, was summoned in support and an interim agreement was reached in June.