Correctional officers’ union accepts compensation agreement for Phoenix
Deal affects more than 7,400 employees
05/14/2019|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/21/2019
About 200 correctional officers from the country’s 49 federal correctional institutions adopted the agreement. SHUTTERSTOCK
While gathered for its national general assembly in Calgary on May 14, delegates from the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO) voted in favour of an agreement with the Treasury Board, aimed at compensating public service workers, including correctional officers, for problems caused by the Phoenix pay system.
About 200 correctional officers from the country’s 49 federal correctional institutions adopted the agreement, which provides for immediate compensation for the correctional officers, as well as the implementation of a simplified process for claiming and assessing compensation for the entitlements pursuant to the collective agreement as well as the payment of damages, said the union.
However, this agreement stipulates that the employer always has the obligation to stabilize the pay system as quickly as possible and does not release it from its obligations to correctional officers who are still suffering from Phoenix’s failures, according to UCCO.
The UCCO represents more than 7,400 members across Canada in 49 federal institutions.
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