S&A Bargaining Update no 19
We are pleased to inform you that CFIA and PIPSC signed the new collective agreement on August 8, 2014. The employer has 90 days from August 8 to pay your retroactivity. Remember that the retroactivity is based on the economic increases that should have been paid to you on October 1st, 2011 (1.75%), October 1st, 2012 (1.5%) and October 1st 2013 (2%), had the collective agreement been signed in 2011.
As per the severance pay, the employer will have 3 months from August 8, 2014 to provide you with your severance package and options. You will then have 6 months from August 8, 2014 to respond. Please note that your severance will continue to accumulate until September 8, 2014.
The hard copy of the collective agreement should be available in the fall. In the mean time, it will be posted on the PIPSC web site and on Merlin (CFIA). If you do not want a hard copy, please e-mail as soon as possible, Ms Nancy Dobbelsteyn at Nancy.Dobbelsteyn@inspection .gc.ca.
Enjoy the rest of your summer,
Your Bargaining Team