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2012 Collective Agreements Guide BCGEU and PEA Agreements COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK.

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1 2012 Collective Agreements Guide BCGEU and PEA Agreements COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK

2 Introduction This presentation provides an overview of the most substantive changes to the BCGEU and the PEA collective agreements. Some minor changes, such as updating of names of organizations or legislation, are not included. In this presentation, changes to Collective Agreement language are illustrated by ‘bolding’ for new language and ‘strike through’ for deleted language. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK

3 BCGEU

4 TERM and Wage Increases TERM April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014 Date of Ratification: November 7, 2012 WAGES April 1, 2012, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; August 15, 2012, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; April 1, 2013, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; December 1, 2013, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 22 Re: Temporary Market Adjustments Previous Temporary Market adjustments are renewed and, effective April 1, 2013, is applied to overtime. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK BCGEU Agreement

5 ALLOWANCES COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate Overtime Meal Allowance$15.00$15.30 Article Qualified Registered Professional Fees* Reimbursed up to the 2005 Fee Schedule As of April 1, 2013, Reimbursed up to the 2009 Fee Schedule MOU#3, Part 1, 1.1 Board and Lodging Allowances per diem living allowance was $35.50 per diem living allowance is $36.50 *Employees who submit receipts for fees paid before April 1, 2013 for calendar year 2013 memberships after the effective date (April 1, 2013) will receive reimbursement at the new rate. BCGEU Agreement

6 ALLOWANCES Article 27.8 Vehicle Allowance: from 50¢/Km to 51¢ (on ratification); and 52¢ after April 1, 2013 Article 27.9 Meal Allowance: COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK MealOld RateNew Rate Breakfast$11.50$11.75 Lunch$13.25$13.50 Dinner$22.25$22.75 BCGEU Agreement

7 ALLOWANCES Article 31.7 Health and Welfare In lieu of health and welfare benefits, auxiliary employees shall receive compensation of: 64¢ per working hour, up to a maximum of $44.80 per biweekly pay period COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK DateRate per hourMax bi-weekly Date of ratification67¢$46.90 April 1, ¢$49.00 BCGEU Agreement

8 LEAVES Article 17.1 Paid Holidays Family Day (new holiday) The second Monday of February is to be observed as “Family Day.” Amendments to Articles 18.2 and 18.6: First year employees will be treated like all other employees when it comes to vacation carry over. They will no longer have the ability to receive an automatic payout of unused vacation time in their second year of employment. First year employees, like all other employees, now have the ability to carry over up to 10 days of leave, up from 5 days. Amendments to Articles 20.1 and 20.2: Language change includes “stepsibling” and “stepchild.” COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK BCGEU Agreement

9 BENEFITS NO CHANGES NEGOTIATED TO THE EXTENDED HEALTH CARE, DENTAL AND GROUP LIFE PLANS. Long Term Disability Plan 2.1 Eligibility Employees must submit their LTD Plan application within four weeks following the end of the STIIP period. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK BCGEU Agreement

10 MOU#1 EMPLOYMENT SECURITY RENEWED During the term of this memorandum of understanding the Employer agrees not to exercise its right to cause a layoff which results in the cessation of employment for an employee in the Public Service Bargaining Unit who has regular status as of April 1, COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK EMPLOYMENT SECURITY BCGEU Agreement

11 Article Misuse of Managerial/Supervisory Authority Amendments will remove one step from the process. Specifically, matters will no longer require a Deputy Minister’s review and report out prior to being moved to the Panel for consideration. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 13 Re: Bullying in the Workplace The Parties reaffirmed that workplace bullying occurrences are serious issues. Amendments focus on process and provide more rigorous timelines. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK DISMISSAL, SUSPENSION, DISCIPLINE AND GREIVANCE PROCESS BCGEU Agreement

12 Correctional and Sheriffs Component Allowances Letter Re: Calculation of Overtime “Deletion of Article 10 (a) of the Correctional and Sheriff Services Component Agreement” COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate Maintenance of Work Apparel $26.50/Month$27.00/Month Effective April 1,2013 $27.50/Month BCGEU Agreement

13 Hospital and Allied Services Component Allowances *Note: Employees are not eligible to receive the new biennial rate until they have gone one calendar year without being reimbursed. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 8.2 Clothing Allowance (on ratification)$235/yr$240/yr Additional increase April 1, 2013$245/yr 8.3 (b) Maintenance of Clothing$26.50/Month$27.00/Month Additional increase April 1, 2013$27.50/Month 12.3 Safety Footwear* (reimbursement may be received only once every two calendar years) $65.50/yr$ biennially BCGEU Agreement

14 Retail, Stores and Warehouse Component Allowances COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 13.3 Safety Footwear (Biennial)$ Biennially $ Biennially BCGEU Agreement

15 Social, Information, Health Component Allowances COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 7.4 Maintenance of Work Apparel$26.50/Month$27.00/Month Additional increase April 1, 2013$27.50/Month BCGEU Agreement

16 Administrative Services Component Allowances *Employees are not eligible to receive the new biennial rate until they have gone one calendar year without being reimbursed. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 10.2 Maintenance of Clothing$25.00/Month$27.00/Month Additional increase April 1, 2013$27.50/Month 11.6 Safety Footwear*$61.00/yr$133.50/Biennially BCGEU Agreement

17 Environment, Technical and Operations Component Allowances COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 5.3 Safety Equipment* safety-toed footwear $64.00/yr$133.50/Biennially 5.3 Safety Equipment* (2) caulk boots $90.50/yr$185.00/Biennially 9.1(b) Supply of Required Uniforms$26.50/Month$27.00/Month Additional increase April 1, 2013$27.50/Month 9.1(c) Supply of Required Uniforms (Commercial Transport Inspectors) $24.50/Month$25.00/Month Additional increase April 1, 2013$25.50/Month 9.10 Park Rangers [new] Reimbursement for footwear $133.50/Biennially *Employees are not eligible to receive the new biennial rate until they have gone one calendar year without being reimbursed. BCGEU Agreement

18 14.5 Stand-by Provisions Auxiliary and Part-time employees are now eligible for Article 14.5 Stand-by (K) Lay-off and Recall Notifications of employee recall changed from “Certified Mail” to “Registered Mail.” 31.9 (c) Medical, Dental and Group Life Insurance Auxiliary employees on lay-off who had qualified for benefits, can maintain coverage under such plans for a maximum period of three six consecutive months immediately following the month in which the layoff occurs by paying the premium themselves. Note: All six months are at the employee’s expense Travel Advance Auxiliary and Part-time employees are now eligible for Travel Advances where necessary. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK AUXILLARY AND PART-TIME BCGEU Agreement

19 AUXILLARY AND PART-TIME COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK Article 31.7 Health and Welfare Old Rate per hour New Rate per hour Old Max bi-weekly New Max bi-weekly Date of ratification64¢67¢$44.80$46.90 Additional Increase April 1, ¢$49.00 BCGEU Agreement

20 PEA

21 TERM and Wage Increases TERM April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014 Date of Ratification: November 7, 2012 WAGES April 1, 2012, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; August 15, 2012, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; April 1, 2013, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%; January 15, 2014, all rates of pay shall be increased by 1.0%. MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING 11 Re: Temporary Market Adjustments Previous Temporary Market adjustments are renewed COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK PEA Agreement

22 ALLOWANCES COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate Types of Overtime and Rates of Compensation (MEALS) $15.00$15.30 ARTICLE 31 – WORKCLOTHING* (i) safety-toe footwear $65.50/yr$133.50/biennially ARTICLE 31 – WORKCLOTHING* ii) caulk boots $90.50/yr$185.00/biennially *Employees are not eligible to receive the new biennial rate until they have gone one calendar year without being reimbursed. PEA Agreement

23 ALLOWANCES Travel and Relocation Expenses Meals Allowances will be increased: Mileage Allowances will be increased: from 50¢/Km to 51¢ (on ratification); and 52¢ after April 1, 2013 COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK MealOld RateNew Rate Breakfast$11.50$11.75 Lunch$13.25$13.50 Dinner$22.25$22.75 PEA Agreement

24 ALLOWANCES 3.05 Membership in Professional and Allied Associations, Etc. (a) The Union agrees that it is the responsibility of the employee to obtain and The E mployer confirmed that for the 2013 calendar year, fees that come due between January and April can be reimbursed at the 2011 rates that come into effect on April 1, 2013, provided that receipts are submitted after that date. This is in accordance with past practice. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK ArticleOld RateNew Rate 3.05 Membership in Professional and Allied Associations, Etc Reimbursed up to 2005 Fee Schedule Reimbursed up to 2011 Fee Schedule Effective April 1, 2014Reimbursed up to 2012 Fee Schedule PEA Agreement

25 LEAVES Paid Holidays Family Day (new holiday) The second Monday of February is to be observed as “Family Day.” Amendments to and 21.04: First year employees will be treated like all other employees when it comes to vacation carry over. They will no longer have the ability to receive an automatic payout of unused vacation time in their second year of employment. First year employees, like all other employees, now have the ability to carry over up to 10 days of leave, up from 5 days General Leave Language introduced to bring PEA Bereavement leave into line with the BCGEU language on Bereavement. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK PEA Agreement

26 BENEFITS NO CHANGES NEGOTIATED TO THE EXTENDED HEALTH CARE, DENTAL AND GROUP LIFE PLANS. COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK PEA Agreement

27 MOU#10 EMPLOYMENT SECURITY RENEWED During the term of this memorandum of understanding the Employer agrees not to exercise its right to cause a layoff which results in the cessation of employment for an employee in the Public Service Bargaining Unit who has regular status as of April 1, COURAGE CURIOSITY SERVICE ACCOUNTABILITY PASSION TEAMWORK EMPLOYMENT SECURITY PEA Agreement

28 MISCELLANEOUS STAFFING Appeal Procedure (NEW) (replaces existing 12.03) The new appeal procedure for job appointments to the PEA bargaining unit will be the same as the appeal procedure for the BCGEU bargaining unit. PEA Agreement


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