Yta Collective Agreement 2019
The overall increase is slightly above 5.5 per cent, but after the agreement to end severance pay, the wage increase was increased by 6.7 per cent. That is what saves money by ending these severance pay with just over $1 million. The revised agreement contains a number of provisions. These include changes to maternity and parental leave, as well as the definition of the criteria for transforming temporary workers into indeterminate workers. Under the YTA`s current collective agreement with the government, laid-off members should be given priority for new positions up to two years after the loss of their jobs. “The new agreement resolves many outstanding issues to the satisfaction of both parties, and I look forward to continuing to work together to achieve the best results for Yukon students.” The new collective agreement, ratified this week with Yukon teachers, will help make the territory a place for educators to work and stay, according to the president of the Teachers` Association. Before the agreement, these workers had two years of probation, sometimes more, and if they decided to leave a school, that trial period would be reset, Harding said. Earlier this year, the government and the Yukon Teachers` Association (YTA) ratified a new collective agreement that meets the needs of Yukon educators and students. The agreement provided that the government would amend the Labour Relations Act to allow replacement positions to be integrated into the YTA bargaining unit. This commitment was met by the government during the spring session with the passage of the Law amending the Education Work Act. To learn more about the new collective agreement, click here.
“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that helps our teachers and school staff ensure yukon learners have the skills and knowledge to lead happy and healthy lives.” YTA President Sue Ross said in a March 26 email that the union had reached an agreement with the Yukon government, but said it “is only the 2020 hiring season.” The agreement took longer than expected due to the complexity of some issues (negotiations began in May), said Mike Woods, Assistant Minister for Policy and Partnerships at the Department of Education. “There was nowhere in Canada where you had to serve two years of probation to become permanent,” she said. “It only modernizes our agreement a little better.” The agreement also moves yTA employees to a two-happy pay system to ensure that they are paid throughout the year and not just during the school year. It is 90 days to implement the agreement, Woods said, noting that the preparation of recruitment protocols and the completion of the language are the next steps. This year`s budget is $3.6 million for the Housing Initiatives Fund. The Fund`s successful welcome in 2018 supports the construction of 110 new affordable housing units with 10 different partners across the Yukon. We look forward to the results of the 2019 registration. Click here to learn more about the Housing Initiatives Fund.
The union says it is a violation of its collective agreement and risks damaging its reputation in an “irreparable” manner. Sue Harding, president of the Yukon Teachers` Association, says they are very pleased with the newly ratified collective agreement at a photo shoot in Whitehorse in Jan.