When a worker participates in a staff selection process, including the appeal process, if any for a position at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency or for positions in other agencies or departments (as defined in the Federal Public Sector Relations Act), with which the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has agreements on selection areas, the worker is allowed to leave with pay for the period during which the worker`s presence is necessary for the purposes of the selection process and for a period that the employer deems appropriate for the worker to go to the place where his presence is required. Notwithstanding the section on job security in the collective agreement, this employment service annex is a priority in the event of a conflict between this annex to the transition of employment and this article. The AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, NRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB groups negotiated and ratified new collective agreements. Some groups continue their important work at the negotiating table. We stand in solidarity for a fair deal for every PIPSC member. If no agreement is reached within 18 months of the creation of the technical committee or at any time before that date, the parties agree to jointly appoint a mediator within 30 days. 1.1.32 Severance pay and other benefits arising from other clauses of collective agreements are separate from those mentioned in this appendix and beyond. For example, the employer may argue that only time and half work for certain overtime hours if you consider that you have the right to double the time under the terms of the collective agreement. Adjudication/Arbitration is a hearing before an impartial third party, who hears the case and then writes a final and binding decision. Whether it is through a decision at the level of the appeal procedure or by a decision of an adjudicator/arbitrator, the result of a claim is that your interpretation of the collective agreement, as applied in certain circumstances, is either confirmed or denied.

If the same circumstances were to occur at a later date, the definition of your rights will be based on the collective agreement on the decision on the previous claim. However, the interpretation of the collective agreement may be erroneous if applied to a set of circumstances, but it may be valid if applied to a totally different set of circumstances. Collective agreements generally include wages and benefits. They also contain job descriptions and classifications, as well as a dispute resolution procedure (usually an appeal and arbitration procedure). The signed contract is called a “collective” contract because that is precisely that – an agreement that applies in the same way to all workers in the collective agreement unit, unlike the different employment contracts you would find in non-unionized workers. The collective agreement is, by its very nature, an important instrument to ensure equity and the promotion of equality in the workplace. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) agree to take the necessary steps to implement the changes that arise as soon as an agreement has been reached on the Employee Welfare Assistance Program (EWSP). The parties agree to continue the current practice of cooperation to address concerns about the well-being of staff and the reintegration of workers into work after periods of leave due to illness or injury. 56.2 Under no circumstances can the maximum compensation provided for in this article be pyramided. For greater security, payments under paragraphs 56.9 to 56.12 of Schedule A or similar provisions in other collective agreements are considered a termination benefit for the management of this clause.