Collective Bargaining

Update: FI Collective Agreement implementation and timelines

We have heard back from Treasury Board on the signing date for the public service FI Collective Agreement which has been set for April 13, 2017.

The information below outlines important dates relating to the new FI Collective Agreement  and provides a guide for upcoming milestones in the implementation of the new agreement.

ACFO will provide more information as it becomes available. For any questions, please contact Scott Chamberlain at schamberlain@acfo-acaf.com.

Date

Significance

 April 1, 2017

Memorandum of Agreement on Joint ACFO/Departmental Career Development

The total Joint Training Fund is $1,000,000 annually and is effective as of April 1, 2017.

Parties will work together over the three months following the date of signing (April to July 2017) to determine implementation and use of the Fund.


April 13, 2017

Signing of the new FI Collective Agreement

Provisions added or amended include:

  • economic wage increases for 2014 (1.25%), 2015 (1.25%), 2016 (1.25%) and 2017 (1.25%)
  • market adjustment of 1% effective November 6, 2016
  • Memorandum of Agreement on Joint ACFO/Departmental Career Development
  • Memorandum of Agreement on Supporting Employee Wellness
  • protection and recognition of financial integrity
  • maternity leave without pay
  • parental leave without pay
  • leave without pay for the care of immediate family
  • leave with pay for family-related responsibilities
  • bereavement leave with pay
  • leave with or without pay for other reasons
  • correctional service specific duty allowance
  • professional allowance

Negotiated changes  and provisions signed off on by the parties at the bargaining table will become effective as of the date of signing. In turn, Treasury Board has 120 days from the date of signing to implement all the provisions noted above (August 11, 2017).


August 11, 2017

Deadline: Implementation of the FI Collective Agreement

As of August 11, 2017 (120 days after signing), paychecks must be adjusted to reflect the new rates of pay which include the 2014 to 2016 economic wage increases:

  • 1.25% retroactive to November 7, 2014
  • 1.25% retroactive to November 7, 2015
  • 1.25% retroactive to November 7, 2016
  • 1% retroactive to November 7, 2016

As of this date, the changes from the Penological Factor Allowance (PFA) to the new Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance (CSSDA) must be implemented. FIs will receive a separate payment making up for monies owed retroactive to the date of signing (April 2017).

In addition, all changes to the leave provisions, particularly maternity/parental allowances and leave with or without pay for other reasons, must be reflected and implemented in the current leave regime (changes are effective as of April 2017, however, implementation into the leave system may not occur before August 2017).

November 7, 2017

Implementation of November 7, 2017 (1.25%) economic wage increase

Effective November 7, 2017, paychecks must be adjusted to reflect the economic wage increase of 1.25%.

December 2018

Memorandum of Agreement on Supporting Employee Wellness

Parties have 60 days from signing the new collective agreement to establish a steering committee and technical committee (June 2017).

Parties have 18 months from the date the technical committee is established to reach an agreement (December 2018).

Dates may be extended by agreement.

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