MONTREAL, May 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Gathered for their 7th National General Assembly in Calgary, delegates from the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) voted in favor of an agreement in principle with Treasury Board, aimed at compensating public service workers, including correctional officers, for problems caused by the Phoenix pay system.
The approximately 200 correctional officers from the country's 49 federal correctional institutions overwhelmingly adopted the agreement, which provides for immediate compensation for the correctional officers, as well as the implementation of a simplified process for claiming and assessing compensation for the entitlements pursuant to the collective agreement as well as the payment of damages.
However, this agreement stipulates that the employer always has the obligation to stabilize the pay system as quickly as possible and does not release it from its obligations to correctional officers who are still suffering from Phoenix's failures.
About the union
The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) represents more than 7,400 members, across Canada's five major regions: Pacific, Prairies, Ontario, Québec and Atlantic. UCCO-SACC-CSN represents correctional officers in 49 federal institutions.
SOURCE UNION OF CANADIAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS (UCCO-SACC-CSN)
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