The new Collective Agreement continues to work through the Employer ratification process. This includes receiving a final Treasury Board Secretariat approval and an Order in Council. This process takes more time than our member ratification process. We continue to work with the Employer to ensure that we don’t suffer any avoidable delays. We do still expect the process to take 3-6 months from our ratification, however this timeline can fluctuate depending on government happenings out of both the Employer’s and the Institute’s immediate control.

Once the Employer has secured their approvals, the contract will be ready for signing. It is from this signature date that the implementation period for retro pay and the SR lump sum are effective. As the process moves forward we will keep the members up to date and will provide as much advance notice of a signature date as possible.

In solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team