After 80 days on strike, Many Rivers workers in Yukon ratify agreement

Client-care improvements achieved: YEU
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/28/2019
Collective agreement
Following a vote, the tentative contract was ratified by the members of YEU/PSAC Local Y031, Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services in Yukon. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

The Yukon Employees’ Union (YEU) bargaining team negotiated into the early morning hours of Jan. 22 to reach a tentative agreement after being on strike since Nov. 2.

Following a vote, the tentative contract was ratified by the members of YEU/PSAC Local Y031, Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services in Yukon.

The employee demands were focused on improved access to EAP services for themselves, flexibility to respond to client scheduling needs and the ability to meet with specialist clinical supervisors during their working hours. These client care improvements were achieved along with a seven-per-cent increase in base salary over the life of the five-year agreement, said the union.

Clients can expect the society’s doors to open fully for business on Feb. 7 in the regional offices as well as the Whitehorse branch, said YEU.

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