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. About 4,000 members of the Yukon Workers` Union will vote this week on whether to accept a new three-year collective agreement. 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. The Yukon government and its union have ratified a new collective agreement in force starting Monday. You can ask Geick (but he won`t answer, I tried) how much actually vote on this contract, I guess about 5% of the members can vote during the small window of time, given the lack of information and the requirement to be in the city. Why not send a ballot to each member and send it back? Personally, I would rather get out of the union and keep my 2k in annual fees than let these guys “collectively negotiate” on my behalf. Each contract over the past 20 years has pushed members backwards economically. I am not in favour of this proposed treaty. 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. 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 allocation of staff in the 2019-20 territorial budget is $557.6 million, or 37 per cent of the $1.5 billion budget.
This does not include Yukon College staff or territorial hospitals. The four teams representing the leadership team are on their way this week to visit each municipality and highway camp, explain the agreement and gather votes from union members. 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 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 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 have been done by teams on both sides to secure this collective agreement.” 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. As a small contractor for YG, I am still waiting for the “contract change” to adjust my contract to the consumer price index. 2% pitiful.
It came into force on April 1, 2019. It`s good to see that they take care of themselves. 4 months to find out how to add 2% to my hourly rate and still wait. 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.