In all agreements reached to date, average annual growth is 2.0% per year over four years before the composite effect is calculated. It takes into account economic increases of 2%, 2%, 1.5% and 1.5%, as well as increases of 1% targeted over the duration of the agreements. The parties agreed to establish a joint committee for equal representation, which would meet within ninety (90) days of the signing of this collective agreement, to consult the terms of the study and reach an agreement. In its approach to collective bargaining and renewal of collective agreements, the employer`s objective is to ensure fair compensation for workers while respecting its overall budgetary responsibility and commitments to the priorities of government and Canadians. It should be noted that 18 of the 27 CPA collective agreements now contain the same language or language electronically, as proposed by the employer. With respect to the definition of continuing employment, the employer believes that its proposed movement could lead the parties to an agreement on this particular issue. The parties agree that within 30 days of the signing of the collective agreement, a meaningful consultation on the development of workplace evaluation standards should take place. New employment assessment standards will be finalized by December 30, 2017, so that TB ministers can consider the goal of negotiating new payrolls for these employment assessment standards under the subsequent collective agreement. The collective agreement already provides for concrete deadlines and procedures for two periods of peak leave (summer and winter) that go beyond the provisions of other collective agreements. Workers who take maternity/parental leave and are entitled to the payment of the incentive are entitled to an amount commensurnable to the amount of the allowance, based on the share of a year worked on August 24, 2017 or after the start of their maternity/parental leave, net of the amount already collected at $4,000. This amount must be paid immediately before the start of the leave period concerned, subject to the provisions of collective agreement 38.01 (f) and 40.01 (e) of the collective agreement. The 34 agreements recently negotiated with the CPA and the agency`s self-employed groups contain the aforementioned language of the employer, which allows workers to take unpaid leave so that they can benefit from the expanded benefits of EI health care workers. The employer argues that the current provision by which a worker makes an application and submits it for the employer`s agreement is appropriate and consistent with other collective agreements.
This allows the employer to take into account the requirements of the company and the organization. According to the employer, there is no justification for the proposed amendment. Over the past 16 years, the media and the means to consume them have evolved. The development and accessibility of social media, the increasing globalization, the availability of 24-hour information networks, the demand for and the expectation of immediate reactions have changed the communications landscape. However, the collective agreement has not evolved to cope with this change and, as a result, the public service has not been able to fully adapt. The employer believes that the current amount of assistance is sufficient. The delegate to the negotiations did not prove otherwise. In addition, this amount was recently increased from $10,000 to $15,000 in the last round of negotiations with the collective agreement signed in June 2017. The employer argues that acceptance of such a change would have significant financial consequences and would exceed the provisions of other CPA collective agreements without justification.