As a result of the agreement, the two municipalities will have two nurses during the peak season from April to October, he said. 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… Allan said the 2016 wage increases amount to $5.5 million $US under the new agreement. The three-year collective agreement, which came into force on July 15, is the culmination of nine months of negotiations, Geick said. 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. Geick said the agreement deals with mental health and respect at work, as well as special leave and severance pay. 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. The new agreement foresees a 2% increase this year, after an increase of 1.5% in 2017 and 2018. 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) 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. The collective agreement of the 3,750 employees covered by the agreement is retroactive to 1 January. 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. Yukon Hospital Corp.`s 510 employees are not covered by the agreement. 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).
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.