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.” Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Settlement Mechanism: The union negotiated a collective agreement for self-redress. 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. It comes from countless meetings and telephone conversations with elected officials and officials of the ministry, collaboration with opposition MPPs, queen`s Park Lobby, campaigns, fierce negotiations and legal representation experts. We refused to throw in the towel. MERC members have a specific mandate: to promote and advance the trade union agenda and to apply the collective agreement on behalf of the corrections division. 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. Ahead of the negotiations, all Aboriginal people are encouraged to hold a needs meeting, during which corrections of the members of each local are preferred and to decide on priority requests for negotiation. These claims are then all presented and classified by the negotiating team. Once negotiations begin, only the provisional agreements will be voted on by the members, in accordance with the arbitration rules. In the absence of an interim agreement, the arbitrator accepts the issues agreed by the union and the employer and makes a decision on all outstanding issues that could not be agreed upon.