Bargaining Partners: UNIFOR Collective Agreement Expiration Date: June 30, 2022 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation Facility 34 of the previous collective agreement has been renewed to help MERCs and future bargaining teams resolve classification issues. However, the agreement provides that the employer is still obliged to stabilize the compensation system as quickly as possible and does not exempt it from its obligations to prison officers who are still suffering from phoenix failures, according to UCCO. This agreement (MOA) recognizes a fifth member of the MCSCS-MERC selected from the classifications mentioned in the MOA of January 23, 2018. (See point 4 above and pages 12 to 14 of agreed points, corrections document, 2017-18 negotiations for classification list.) And with the PSPP, you lose even more money in retirement if you`re married. The PSPP adjusts your pension down to pay for some of your spouse`s survival insurance. With OPTrust, the survival pension is fully subsidized – you don`t lose money. Finally, and this is really important, OPSEU has the same control with the employer over your pension. As a supporting sponsor of OPTrust, the employer cannot make any changes to our plan without the agreement of OPSEU. OPSEU also has the same say in the nature of the investments made. The NSC, affiliated with the Union of Correctional Officials of Canada, commended the members of uCCO-SACC-CSN for their tenacity and stressed the importance of this decision.
« Over the past two decades, the country`s highest courts have issued a number of important decisions on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, » said Jacques Létourneau, president of the CSN. « Wednesday`s ruling confirms once again that workers` rights cannot be violated by private employers or the government, even if it acts both as an employer and as a legislator. » At the May 14 National General Assembly in Calgary, delegates from the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO) voted in favour of an agreement with the Treasury Board to compensate public servants, including prison officers, for problems caused by The Phoenix payroll system. The union negotiated a collective agreement for self-correction. Workers were recognized as essential workers and the right to strike was replaced in favour of conciliation. The last round of negotiations has significantly improved wages and benefits and has prepared the conditions for further action in the next round. The announcement of $500 million for 500 new full-time jobs, more than 85% of which work in the OPSEU Corrections division – not just additional staff for existing positions – and the money for the infrastructure we desperately need is the crowning achievement of OPSEU`s hard work.