Bargaining Update, Local Y025
Your bargaining team applied for Conciliation on November 28.
We have been at the table for over eight months, and have worked without a contract since September 2022. The team will be seeking third party assistance to try to reach an agreement on outstanding monetary matters that address the needs of all members.
What is Conciliation?
If the union and the employer can’t reach a tentative agreement, they can declare an impasse. This means they’ve gone as far as they can with no resolution in sight. At this step, the union or the employer can apply for third party conciliator assistance. READ MORE
We have begun bargaining a new Collective Agreement with the Yukon Hospital Corporation.
Local Y025 President Leah Santo, Anne Hotte, and Laura Howser make up our Bargaining Team. They will work with the PSAC Negotiator and Yukon Employees' Union to negotiate a contract that meets our needs in these challenging times.
The employer and union teams met the week of March 6 in Whitehorse... CLICK to READ MORE
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Consider taking on the role of union representative yourself. Becoming a workplace advocate is a powerful way to support your colleagues and build a stronger union.
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What matters to YOU?
Do you value strong union representation in the workplace - a Shop Steward available to you when you need help? Is it important to have workers involved in decisions around your health and safety on the job? How about making sure there's a strong bargaining team, ready to take the needs of workers to the employer at the bargaining table?
Every one of these critical issues requires a committed and active local in your workplace. Without that, there is no collective strength, no unity, and no solidarity. Employers love when that happens - when the union presence in a workplace is weakened and diminished through exhaustion, overwork and burnout.
Let's not let that happen. Let's rebuild our Local together! Attend Local meetings by zoom or by phone.
Union Win for Y025 Members
The Hospital Corporation recently agreed with the Union that under Article 25.06 of your collective agreement, members of the WGH (Yukon Hospital Corporation) bargaining unit, are entitled to a minimum of 4 hours of reporting pay even in circumstances where there is less than 4 hours of work needed. This includes a minimum payment of 4 hours at the applicable overtime rate if asked to report on a day of rest. This exceeds the minimum legislative requirements of the Employment Standards Act which sets reporting pay at 3 hours. Being a union member has benefits!
Your Collective Agreement
BARGAINING INPUT FORM: Bargaining Input is underway for the next round of bargaining. Please submit your Bargaining Input Proposal form to your Local President or the YEU office.
- Whitehorse General Hospital (Operated by the Yukon Hospital Corporation)
- Public Service Alliance of Canada
- Yukon Employees’ Union
Term of Agreement
September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2022
Documents are presented as PDFs
Over the term of the agreement, annotations highlighting changes and corrections may be added