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- Q: With reference to employees with less than 10 years of service, is it true that they are entitled to one week of pay for each year of service rather than as it has been in the past with no entitlement to the severance pay without a minimum of 10 years of service to qualify?
- A: Under the current contract, employees who resign before reaching 10 years of employment are not entitled to a severance payout, and those with between 10 and 26 years of employment are entitled to only a ½ week of pay for each year of employment. In the proposed new agreements, we negotiated that all employees with at least one year of employment will receive a cash out of one week of pay for each year of employment (from their starting date up to the second day of the new agreements) if they resign or are let go. For employees with 10 years or more who would have resigned before retirement, this represents a doubling of what their accumulated entitlement would have been under the current contract.
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PSAC members have voted to accept the tentative agreements negotiated with Treasury Board for the PA, SV and EB groups.
There has been a lot of back and forth in the media and even within Union Locals about John Gordon, President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), and his decision to bring the new tentative collective agreements to members for a vote. Voting is well underway and will continue throughout the month of November. Members are voting on a tentative agreement that includes many positive enhancements, but some are expressing their concerns with the proposed changes to severance pay that would be implemented in the new contract. Some members have even started and are perpetuating campaigns to encourage members to vote NO to this agreement.
- PSAC National President John Gordon explains why the union bargained early, and why trade voluntary severance for a wage increase.
The union has posted this 1:42 video to explain PSAC’s reasoning behind bargaining early and agreeing to changes to voluntary severance pay.
November 1, 2010 at 12:00 – 1:00pm in Room 12E208 (200 Kent Street)
(An article from The Ottawa Citizen, October 24, 2010)
Rotha Lennox, President of Local 70713, shares her perspective…
In response to an overwhelming number of queries with regard to the tentative collective agreement posted on the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) website, please note the following:
With guest speaker, Jackie Agnew, Life Coach and Motivational Speaker