Bargaining Update: Tentative Agreement Reached with the Employer

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dear AJC members,

Your Negotiations Team is pleased to report that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Employer. The agreement in principle will see our members receive an 8.26% increase in pay over 4 years and includes an agreement to complete two (2) joint pay studies comparing LP salaries with 1) internal and 2) external comparators which may result in further additional pay increases made retroactive to May 2018.

Please consult the FAQ on the Tentative Collective Agreement. The full text of the Agreement can be found here.  As well, all the documents relating to the Tentative Agreement and Joint Pay Studies can be found in the Collective Agreement section of this website.

Being a member of a union gives you the ability to have a say in your working conditions. As such, the ratification vote on this tentative agreement will be held electronically from July 29th to August 9th 2019.

The members on your Negotiations Committee dedicated hundreds of hours to negotiating this Agreement on your behalf.

Please show them your appreciation for their efforts by voting.

Your vote is your voice; be heard!

ONLY REGISTERED MEMBERS are eligible to vote. By now, you have already received notification from us on your status and we will be communicating all the information you need on the voting process in the coming days in the Formal Notice. Non registered members have until July 25th 5pm EDT to register in order to be eligible to participate in the ratification vote.

Information sessions led by AJC President, Ursula Hendel will be held via video conference on July 22nd and 24th and information with the links to join the video conference will be sent to all members in a separate communique.

For more information on the Negotiations Committee's mandate, please refer to the Terms of Reference.  Should you have questions on the bargaining process, please contact your regional Governing Council representative.