Members Vote to Ratify New Collective Agreement
Extraordinary attendance was observed at contract ratification meetings held across the Yukon last week. After today’s ballot count, we can say that Yukon Government workers have voted overwhelmingly to accept the tentative deal, ratifying their new contract.
This Collective Agreement, retroactive to January 1, 2022, will be in effect until December 31, 2024. Yukon Employees’ Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada represent this bargaining unit, numbering approximately 3500 members.
YEU President Steve Geick congratulates the Union bargaining team for their steadfast work, and the membership for their solidarity and willingness to go the ropes for the contract they deserve. “This was a marathon, but for over 18 months our team went toe-to-toe with management on behalf of their colleagues. I am very proud of the work this team did, and thankful that the members were ready to fight to support a good deal. We have a deal but the work isn’t over; the employer has shown us what they intend to do next round and we’ll be ready – you can count on it.”
Josée-Anne Spirito, Regional Executive Vice President for PSAC North added “I want to congratulate and thank the bargaining team for their hard work and determination in getting a fair deal for our members, and standing up to concessions. I also want to applaud the membership for standing strong with their bargaining team for the last 2 years. Today, your efforts ensure that workers get what they deserve.”