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Winnipeg.ca Collective Agreements

The parties remain far apart in terms of general wage increases and the union`s request to increase mechanics` wages by $10 per hour. The city`s final offer, presented on August 2, 2019, includes an overall wage increase of 2 percent per year in January 2020, 2021, 2022 and a 2 percent increase on March 31, 2023. The proposed duration of the collective agreement is four years and two months. For an additional context based on the city`s overall wage increase, a bus company will earn more than $59,000 per year plus peak fare benefits by 2023, and a mechanic will make more than $74,000 a year plus benefits. The ATU also did not contain a concrete proposal for a general wage increase in its counter-offer, which negates the objective of seeking a collective agreement at this stage of the negotiations. Check out the full 2014-2018 collective agreement or choose the areas of the collective agreement below: the ATU had previously proposed a general wage increase of 2.75 per cent per year over four years. This increase would eclipse every annual salary increase negotiated over the past three years with each union in the City of Winnipeg, including the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the United Firefighters of Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Senior Officers Association, the Winnipeg Police Association, the Winnipeg Police Officers Association and the Manitoba Employees Union. It should be noted that the first general increase in wages took place after 12 months in the duration of each collective agreement. It is also important to note that, in an earlier collective agreement, ATU negotiated a position called payment in The Place of Rest Breaks.

Operators currently receive an annual payment of approximately 40 hours of entitled wage time at the end of the year. In 2018, the payment in Lieu of Rest Breaks cost the city just over $1 million. ATU is now requesting the mandatory collection period, but has not proposed to end the payment practice in Lieu of Rest Breaks. CUPE Local 500 collective agreements and manages fourteen collective agreements and are approximately 5,000 members. Our rates range from one member to about 5000 in the City of Winnipeg. The ATU is still in a legal strike position and has carried out a legal strike, which means that its collective agreement is officially terminated. The City of Winnipeg will now consider all options available to the employer under the Labour Relations Act to close this file. June 7, 2019 – Last week, employees of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1505 voted against the City of Winnipeg`s final contract offer. We are disappointed with the result of the vote and feel that we have made a fair and reasonable offer.

The city has asked the province to appoint a conciliator so that we can conclude these negotiations. The City and the ATU were informed by letter of 4 June that a conciliator had been appointed and that he would contact the parties to attend and, if necessary, to organize the meetings. The city is committed to continuing negotiations with ATU in a fair and reasonable manner and hopes that collective bargaining will succeed, which will not disrupt transit services for the thousands of users who rely on them every day. The agreement is a legally binding employment contract concluded through collective bargaining with the employer and the union. The ATU remains in a legal strike position and the old collective agreement is officially terminated. We assume that the ATU will launch strike action in the fall when it will be most uncomfortable for passengers in transit. A significant contribution to the dollar gap is that the ATU proposal for the first increase of 1.75% will be effective on January 1, 2019 compared to the city`s last offer, which foresees the first 2% increase as in January 2020.

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