On April 28, the 2014–2018 AV collective agreement was signed and is therefore in force. You can find your collective agreement here.

The new pay rates, which will apply to your next pay, on May 31, are the first real changes you will notice. The salary rates of employees who are subject to a salary scale restructuring (with scales removed or combined) may not be adjusted at that time as their file cannot be processed automatically. Basically, we are talking about the PG-06 group.

Many of you will also receive a first retroactive payment, but some of you may not receive any retroactive payment on that date. It should be noted that there are two categories of retroactive pay: one for the pre-Phoenix period, and another based on the information registered in Phoenix. According to Treasury Board estimates, the retroactive pay calculation will require “human” intervention for one out of two AV members.

Treasury Board has repeatedly told us that it is determined to comply with the 120-day period from the date the collective agreement is signed to pay all amounts due under the new AV collective agreement. However, for many of you, this will require more than one payment. We will need everyone’s co-operation so as not to generate new requests before the 120 days have elapsed. So we urge you not to create new requests during this period.

Treasury Board and the main bargaining agents have worked on a list of questions and answers that you can consult. They will be posted shortly.