OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - PSAC members at Parks Canada have voted in
favour of the tentative agreement reached Nov. 26, 2012.
The union negotiated two breakthroughs:
a union-management committee to study and make recommendations on
student employment issues built into the collective agreement
a union-management committee to study agency policies contained in
Article 6, including travel, isolated posts, uniforms and accomodation
The three-year agreement, which expires August 4, 2014, also provides
across the board annual wage increases, and other monetary gains for
some job classifications.
Other changes include:
Volunteer and Personal Leave
Family-related Responsibility Leave
Increased Benefit for Term Employees
Military Service Recognized for Vacation Leave Credits
Letter of Intent- Seasonal Extension
Letter of Intent - Winter Watch at End of Navigation Season
Severance Entitlements for Retirement and Resignation
Enhanced Severance Pay in Situations of Lay-off based on Seniority
Protection of Severance for Involuntary Departure
The full description of changes can be found in the Ratification Kit.
"Even during tough political and economic times, we've proven it's
possible to secure a strong collective agreement with improvements for
workers," said PSAC Prairie Regional Vice-President Marianne Hladun.
""The overwhelming endorsement we received from members who voted to
ratify this agreement confirms their confidence in our bargaining team
and in our union," she said.
PSAC and Parks Canada will make the negotiated changes to the collective
agreement. Once the parties agree on the changes, the new collective
agreement will be ready for signing.
Making the changes, reviewing, and signing the collective agreement will
take a few weeks. We will let members know when the collective
agreement takes effect.
For further information:
For background information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Chris Lawson, PSAC Communications - 613 560 5482 (o) 613 863 2655 (m)