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The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada > News & Events > Communications Magazine > Vol. 36, No. 4, Autumn 2010 > Regional News
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New Brunswick

New Brunswick Crown Counsel and Prosecutors
Expiry Date: March 31, 2011

After 24 days of bargaining, both associations reached a settlement. The settlement allows the members to keep all of their previously-held entitlements under the Non-Bargaining Human Resources Agreement. Furthermore, approximately one-third of the members will receive a $3,000 raise in the middle of a provincial wage freeze.

 

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Ontario

Sunnybrook Mechanical and Electronic Technologists (SUN-MET)
Expiry Date: First Collective Agreement

The Institute's newest bargaining group has served notice to bargain. Preparations are underway to present a complete list of demands in order to bargain a first collective agreement.

Sunnybrook Radiation Therapists (SUN-RT)
Expiry Date: March 31, 2012

A tentative agreement has been reached. A ratification meeting will be held in late November - early December. If ratified, the new collective agreement would expire on March 31, 2012.

Ontario Medical Physicists
(MP) Expiry Date: June 30, 2010

Notice to bargain has been served. Bargaining will likely commence early in 2011.

Windsor Radiation Therapists (WRH-RT)
Expiry Date: September 30, 2010

Notice to bargain has been served on the employer, with the expectation of getting to the bargaining table near the end of the year.

 

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Manitoba

Deer Lodge Centre - Nursing (DLC-NU)
Expiry Date: September 30, 2013

After 6 months of negotiations and upon the recommendation of the DLC Nursing group executive, a new settlement was overwhelmingly endorsed by the membership on September 28, 2010. Despite government threats of no increases, salary increases and many other improvements were achieved. Economic increases: 2% lump sum effective September 28, 2010; 3% increase effective April 1, 2012; 2% increase effective October 1, 2012 for employees with 20 or more years of service; 1% increase effective December 31, 2012. Regarding the Disability and Rehabilitation Plan, the employer agreed to pay the entire premium (2.3% of which employees previously paid 1%). The employer increased its pension contributions by 2.1% to maintain the Pension Plan solvency and, for the first time, to establish a Cost of Living Allowance.

Significant improvements were made to premiums and allowances for employees on night shift and weekend shift. There were also increases in responsibility pay and meal allowances. In addition, there was an increase of 15% to all hours for Nurses committing to work all weekends (currently guaranteed 50% of weekends off).

Manitoba Association of Government Engineers (MAGE)
Expiry Date: May 26, 2010

Negotiations began on October 29, 2010 with a series of bargaining dates planned through November and December.

 

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Yukon

Whitehorse General Hospital (WGH)
Expiry Date: January 31, 2011

In anticipation of collective agreement expiry in January, membership meetings were held in early July 2010. Proposals are in process of development and review. Negotiations will commence during the last week of March 2011. The group is seeking to confirm additional bargaining dates through to the summer. The parties are currently establishing an Essential Services Agreement to be used in the event of a strike.