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Collective agreement rights and benefits april 2015

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ASPA Brown Bag session recording from April 13, 2015 - "Collective Agreement Rights and Benefits".

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Collective agreement rights and benefits april 2015

  1. 1. Collective Agreement Rights & Benefits Darcy Hryn ASPA Member Services Officer April 13, 2015
  2. 2. What Is A Collective Agreement?  A collective agreement is a written contract of employment covering a group of employees who are represented by a trade union.  An agreement contains provisions governing the terms and conditions of employment. It also contains the rights, privileges and duties of the employer, the trade union and the employees.
  3. 3. What do I need to know about my Agreement?  Where do I find it?  Who do I need to go to if I have questions  How do I read it  Are there some Articles more important than others?  What are my rights?  What are my benefits?
  4. 4. Where do I find it?  University website - http://working.usask.ca/employmentagreements/ind ex.php  ASPA website – still working on a new site  Ask ASPA for a copy – aspa@aspasask.ca or aspa@usask.ca
  5. 5. Who do I go to if I have questions?  Member of the ASPA executive  Member Services Officer  Darcy Hryn – darcy.hryn@usask.ca 306-966-7392  ASPA Office – aspa@usask.ca  Annetta Gellner 306-966-2471  Supervisor
  6. 6. How do I read it?  Collective agreements should be read as a whole.  One sentence or word cannot be looked at on its own it needs to be taken into context with the sentence, article and agreement as a whole.
  7. 7. Are there Articles that might be more important to me than others?
  8. 8. What are my rights?  The right to belong to a Union  The right to be treated fairly, reasonably and not arbitrarily  The right to file a grievance  The right to a safe work environment  The right to work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment  The right to be accommodated if you have a disability  The right to have Union representation present at any meetings with the Employer  The right to actively participate in Union activities without fear of retribution
  9. 9. What are my benefits?  Article 9 – Assignment and Assessment of Duties  Review of position Job Family/or Phase  Appeal of Position Review Decisions  Work Plan Development including Hours of Work  Performance Review  Merit  Adjustment to Salary Ranges and Salary  Membership in Professional Associations
  10. 10. What are my benefits?  Article 12 – Benefits  Benefit Plans  Group Life Insurance  Extended Health Care  Dental  Flexible Spending Program  Health Spending Account  Personal Spending Account  Pension  Tuition Waiver  Accountable Professional Development Account (APDA)  Tuition Reimbursement Fund
  11. 11. Article 12  Housing Assistance  Retirement Recognition  Post Retirement Spending Account  Kinesiology Facilities  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  12. 12. Article 16 – Layoff  Notice – could be working or pay in lieu  Based on completed years of continuous service  Permanent or seasonal members are eligible  Term members whose term ends early are given one (1) months notice  Paid at your current monthly salary
  13. 13. Notice Length of Service * Notice Period One to 5 years 1 month 6 years to 10 years 3 months 11years to 19 years 7 months 20 years 8 months 21 years 9 months 22 years 10 months 23 years 11 months 24 years or more 12 months
  14. 14. Severance  Members with permanent or seasonal status are eligible  One (1) month’s current salary for each completed year of continuous service to a max of twelve (12) months.  Based on completed years of continuous service.
  15. 15. Article 19 - Vacation  1 – 6 years of service – 20 working days  7 – 16 years of service – 25 working days  17 + years of service – 30 working days  Formula – Number of days entitled/ number of working days in a month = Y (vacation days accumulated for that month) Y x number of working days in the month = days vacation accumulated for the month.
  16. 16. Article 20 – Leaves http://working.usask.ca/findformsandmore/leaveapplications.php  Special Leave  Deferred Salary  Education Leave  Leave without Pay (LOA)  Leave to hold Political Office  Leave for Court Attendance
  17. 17. Article 20 – Leaves http://working.usask.ca/findformsandmore/leaveapplications.php  Maternity, Paternity and Adoption  Bereavement and Compassionate  Personal/Family  Sick  Salary Continuance
  18. 18. Other Articles  Article 3.4 – Types of Employees  Article 4 – Strikes and Lockouts  Article 5.2 – Deduction of Association Dues  Article 7 – Recruitment and Retention of Employees  Article 8 – Probationary Period
  19. 19. QUESTIONS????
  20. 20. CONTACT DARCY HRYN ASPA Member Services Officer 306 – 966- 7392 darcy.hryn@usask.ca

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