Joint news release
WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon and the government’s largest employee group, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada/Yukon Employees’ Union, have ratified a new collective agreement.
“Thanks to the commitment and collaborative approach of the negotiating teams, an agreement has been reached that will continue to provide benefits for the government and employees,” Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission Currie Dixon said. “The new agreement balances the needs of our employees with the Yukon government’s commitment to provide excellent public services for the people of Yukon.”
“A lot of hard work by both parties went into this agreement,” Yukon Employees’ Union president Steve Geick said. “We feel it is a fair deal and are pleased the membership took a similar view.”
The new agreement sets out yearly salary increases totaling 5 per cent over three years – 2 per cent in 2016, 1.5 per cent in 2017 and 1.5 per cent in 2018. The three-year term is from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.
The new collective agreement covers approximately 70 per cent of Government of Yukon employees.
Negotiations began in November 2015 to replace the previous collective agreement, which expired in December 2015.
Public Service Commissioner
President, Yukon Employees’ Union