Association Ratifies New TR and EC Collective AgreementsFebruary 20, 2009 On February 20 TR and EC members voted in favour of accepting the Employer’s Final offers. This means that the collective agreements will be renewed until 2011.Each bargaining unit will see the changes of the final offer added to its collective agreement. The new provisions will be effective as of the date of signing the collective agreement probably some time in March. Pay adjustments to salary are usually completed within two or three pay periods. Pay owed for the period of retroactivity is paid before the end of the implementation period. Because the employer has added to the final offer a change to the period of implementation, it will have 150 days rather than 90 days to provide paychecks for money owed on the pay adjustments from the date of the expiration of the collective agreement to the date that pay rates are adjusted. The TR collective agreement is a four year agreement, retroactive to April 19, 2007. For details of the changes to the TR collective agreement, including economic increases, please see:TR Ratification InformationThe EC collective agreement is a four year agreement, retroactive to June 22, 2007.
For details of the changes to the EC collective agreement, including economic increases, please see:EC Ratification Information Despite the fact that the EC collective agreement has been ratified, CAPE considers that the issue of restructured rates of pay relating to EC conversion remains unresolved. The Association is continuing in its efforts to resolve this issue and is investigating all legal avenues of recourse.