Summary of Parks Canada tentative agreement

Our Parks bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the Agency February 16, 2018, which the team unanimously recommends. The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be holding an electronic vote for members of the Parks Canada Agency to ratify the tentative agreement between PSAC and Parks Canada.

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TENTATIVE AGREEMENT

The tentative agreement reached is a four (4) year deal that, if ratified, would now include an agreed to definition of ‘family’, improved leave provisions, improved member protections and monetary compensation for members. In addition to these general improvements, as a result of the ongoing solidarity of the membership, in particular the February 2018 mobilization activities, we reached agreement on the introduction of Voluntary Departures Process language, into APPENDIX K – Work Force Adjustment. Previously the Agency had not been interested in incorporating a process into the WFA Appendix.

Workforce Adjustment Appendix

  • What we achieved represents the most significant improvements in workforce adjustment since it was first signed as an appendix into PSAC collective agreements.
  • Changes will reduce involuntary layoffs by allowing volunteers to come forward to leave the Agency during times of workforce adjustment.
  • Improvements to the monetary provisions, including the education allowance, the counselling allowance, and the transition support measure.

Sick Leave

  • The sick leave provisions (article 33) of our collective agreement will remain unchanged.

Improvements to Leave, Protections and Fees

Other improvements contained in the Tentative Agreement encompass those related to Maternity and Parental leave as a result of the legislated change to the EI waiting period,  the inclusion of a definition of “family” in the Definitions Article, wages remaining whole while on various types of Union Leave, improvements to Religious Observance leave, Maternity Reassignment leave duration, Expansion of the definition of family for whom an employee can access family-related responsibilities leave (FRRL) and the removal of the 7.5 hour cap on the use of FRRL for a number of situations. The new Bereavement Leave Article includes an expansion of the definition of family and for the period of bereavement to be split into two installments. Leave for Personal Reason can now be taken in separate blocks

We also achieved increased notice for disciplinary measures from one day to two (2) days, as well as the addition of ethnic origin, gender identity and expression in the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination.

Reimbursement for actual annual membership fees paid to the Accountant institutes, associations and societies, including up to $75 for insurance that required to maintain a designation.

Under the Appendix E, applicable to Canal Operating Employees, employees will be able to request the crediting of standby and call back pay to their compensatory leave account.

The parties also agreed to a new appendix with an MoU related to the Employer undertaking an occupational group structure review of the ES and SI groups and the implementation of a new EC job evaluation standard.

The tentative agreement also contains general wage increases, improvements to, or the introduction of allowances for certain occupations that mirror those obtained in Core Public Administration and the folding in of some allowances into the rates of pay.

Economic Increases

The total compensation for all Parks group members’ amounts to a minimum increase of five percent (5%) over the four years of the collective agreement, plus Wage Adjustments, rate restructures for specific occupations that parallel those achieved at the Core Public Administration, as well as increases to existing allowances, the rolling into the rates for other occupations and the creation of some new Allowances.

  • Effective August 5, 2014: 1.25%
  • Effective August 5, 2015: 1.25%
  • Effective August 5, 2016: 1.25%
  • Effective August 5, 2017: 1.25%

Wage Adjustments

Increases effective August 5, 2016, prior to the General Economic Increase (GEI):

AS 01 – 08                   0.5%

CR 01 - 07-                  0.5%

CS 01 – 04                   1.0%

DD 01 – 09                  0.5%

ED-EDS 01– 05            0.5%

EG 01 – 08                   0.5%

EN-ENG 01-06             1.0%

ES 01–08                     1.0%

FI 01–04                      1.0%

GL-BOB 01-08             0.5%

GL-COI 01-14              0.5%

& Construction Inspector

GL-EIM 01-14             6.0%

GL-ELE 01-14             0.5%

GL-MAM 01-14           2.5%

GL-MAN 01-14           2.5%

GL-MDO 01-14           0.5%

GL-MOC 01-14           2.5%

GL-PCF 06 -14           0.5%

GL-PIP 01-14             2.0%

GL-PRW 01-14          2.5%

GL-VHE 01-14           9.0%

GL-WOW 01-14         2.0%

GS 01-13                   0.75%

GT 01-08                   0.5%

HP 01-09                  15.0%

HR 01-05                     1.0%

IS 01-06                       0.5%

LS 01-05                      3.0%

PG 01-06                     1.0%

PM 01-07                     0.5%

PY 01-07                     0.5%

SC-DED 01-07            5.0%        

SI 01-08                      1.0%

ST-SCY 01-04            0.5%

Increases effective August 5, 2017, prior to the General Economic Increase (GEI):

EN-ENG 03 and 04   0.25%

Restructure of Salary Rates and/or Roll-ins of Allowances

AR – Restructure – Effective 5 August 2014, prior to the application of the GEI, the former Terminable Allowance will be rolled into the rates

BI  – Rate of Pay restructure, for BI-01, BI-03, BI-04 and BI-05, effective 5 August 2016, prior to  the GEI.

BI-01 Delete the 2nd step and Add a new maximum Step by adding 2.57 % to the                             maximum rate of pay

BI-03 Delete the 1st increment step and add a new maximum Step by adding 1.47 % to the maximum rate of pay

BI-04 Delete the 1st step increment and add two increments of 3.37% and 3.77% to the maximum rate of pay

BI-05 – Delete the 1st step increment and add two increments of 1.97% and 2.65% to the maximum rate of pay

Employees who were in an eliminated step will automatically move to the next step closest to their former rate of pay.

CO –   CO-02 Rate of Pay Restructure, effective 5 August 2016, 2% added prior to the GEI.

EL – EL01 – 05 – Rate of Pay Restructure, effective 5 August 2016 by adding 2.0% to the maximum increment. Prior to the GEI.

EN-ENG – Restructure to roll in the Allowance, effective 5 August 2014, prior to the GEI.

FI –  Rate of pay Restructure to roll in the CFO Transition Allowance, effective 5 August 2014, prior to the GEI.

FO –     Restructure FO 01 – 04 Rates of Pay effective 5 August 2016, prior to the GEI.

FO-01 Add a new maximum Step by adding 3.66 % to the maximum rate of pay

FO-02 Add a new Step by adding 3.06% to the maximum rate of pay

FO-03 Add a new Step by adding 3.06% to the maximum rate of pay

FO-04 Add a new Step by adding 2.58% to the maximum rate of pay

PC – Restructure of PC-02 rate by adding 0.08% to the maximum increment, effective

5 August 2016, prior to the GEI.

PG –     Wage Restructure PG-01 - PG-04 and deletion of levels in PG-01 and PG-06

            effective 5 August 2016

PG-01– 04 rates of pay, by adding 1.25% to the maximum step, prior to the application of the GEI.

PG-01 Delete the first four (4) increments of the level.

PG-06 Delete the 2nd, 4th and 6th increments

Employees who were in an eliminated step will automatically move to the next step closest to their former rate of pay.

SE-RES Restructure rates of pay, by adding 3.0% to the maximum increment, effective 5 August 2016, prior to the application of the GEI.

Improved and/or New Allowances

APPENDIX L – IN RESPECT OF THE RETENTION ALLOWANCE FOR THE AS-02 COMPENSDATION ADVISORS

This appendix has been renewed, the allowance amount increased from $2,000/ year to $2,500 / year and will be expanded to include AS-01 and AS-03 Compensation Advisors.

New

APPENDIX XX – IN RESPECT OF THE ALLOWANCE FOR THE GL – GENERAL LABOUR AND TRADES MACHINARY MAINTAINING SUB-GROUP (MAM)

Effective on date of signing, those GL-MAM refrigeration HVAC technicians who have refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic certifications and who perform the duties of the GL-MAM Refrigeration HVAC technician, will be paid a $8,000 terminable allowance, paid on a pro-rata basis for those who are seasonal employees.

New

APPENDIX XX – IN RESPECT OF THE ALLOWANCE FOR THE GT – GENERAL TECHNICAL GROUP WORKING AS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Effective 5 August 2016, the introduction of a $3,000/year Allowance for GT-04 and GT-05 Employees who perform the duties of Enforcement Officers and who are fully designated with Peace Officer powers., paid on a pro-rata basis for those who are seasonal employees.

New

APPENDIX XX IN RESPECT OF THE TEMPORARY INCENTIVES FOR THE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OF COMPENSATION ADVISORS

Effective on date of signing of the Collective Agreement, and Expires on 1 June 2018


The total $4,000 Lump Sum payment is the same as those obtained in the Temporary Measure MoU signed by PSAC and Treasury Board following the end of the last round, but rather than the amount being paid in two separate installments, the total shall be paid out as one lump sum payment.  It also includes special overtime provisions of double time for all hours worked, that shall be retroactive to 1 August 2017.

If ratified by the membership, the Collective Agreement will expire on August 4, 2018.

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February 23, 2018
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