Yukon Government Collective Agreement 2019

The agreement also allows “an employee who experiences one or two work-related traumatic incidents to receive leave without loss of pay for the remainder of the scheduled workday,” according to a territorial government press release. It also enshrines the maintenance of accrued severance pay, which provides members with one week`s salary for each year they worked after leaving the Government of Yukon. 37% of Yukon`s total budget is spent annually on WEU salaries. Yukon`s pool of government employees is growing every year. Yukon is guaranteed to be heading for a huge recession in a short period of time. The government is currently reviewing the Department of Health and Social Services with the aim of reducing its overall spending each year. This review should better find ways to significantly reduce expenditures. Then all other departments will also have to reduce their spending. Do not reduce services at the Yukoner. Instead, YEU members are firing and severing contacts, reducing the wages of all YEU workers by 15%.

Also, cancel many high-level managers who are overpaid. By doing nothing, certainly ignoring this problem, Yukon is heading for large budget deficits in the future. The agreement includes salary increases totalling 5.25% over three years, including certain retroactive wages, as well as increases in salary ranges, weekend bonuses and shift bonuses for hours worked between 4 .m and 8 .m. The three-year collective agreement, which went into effect on July 15, is the culmination of nine months of negotiations, Geick said. You can ask Geick (but he won`t answer, I tried) how many actually vote on this treaty, I suspect that about 5% of members do, given the deadlines, the lack of information and the obligation to be in town to vote during the small window of time to vote. Why not send a ballot to each member and send it back? Personally, I`d rather get out of the union and keep my $2,000 annual dues than see these guys “collectively bargain” on my behalf. Every contract in the last 20 years has set members back economically. I am not in favour of this treaty proposal. It offers annual salary increases (a total of 5.25% over the life of the agreement, or $16.5 million) and higher shift and weekend bonuses.

Airport nurses and firefighters will benefit from further market adjustment. Approximately US$46,000 is also to be paid for community allowances and distance premiums. Yukon Employees Union President Steve Geick speaks at a news conference in Whitehorse on December 18, 2018. According to Geick, a new collective agreement between the Government of Yukon and the Yukon Employees Union will allow employees to have up to 48 hours of paid leave if they experience workplace trauma. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News File) Canada`s inflation rate has fallen from 2.4% to 2%, this 1.75% increase will not even cover the steady increase in the cost of living. I have never been a government employee or a member of a union, but please let me know if you have someone you pay to bargain on your behalf and to keep your best interest in mind, how on earth do you justify that? Let`s also not forget that if you are a homeowner, your property tax has also only increased by 2.3%. It includes a general wage increase of 5.25% over three years, or 1.75% each year retroactive to January.

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