Statistics Canada Collective Agreement

by lobo October 9, 2021  

Psac Communications transmits the details of the memorandum agreement on all aspects of the damage caused by Phoenix. The UN/PSAC represents statistical survey interviewers (SSO), primarily responsible for telephone and field interviews that collect the raw data that will then be used to provide statistics on everything from literacy to consumer spending. SSO interviewers have been fighting for months at the bargaining table with the employer for a collective agreement that takes into account the long-standing concerns of our hard-working members, including recognition of the modernization of interviewer staff and the impact of technological change. One-year, two-year and three-year contracts are contracts with a duration of less than 18 months, 18 to 29 months or thirty months or more. Non-commercial industries consist of highways and bridges, water systems and other services, hospitals, charitable organizations, religious organizations, households, education and related services, public administration and defense. Download the full table “Recounts in tariff units employing 500 or more employees” The number of work stoppages per agreement is calculated by doubling the annual number of work stoppages by the number of counts. 1. The process of ratification of the units of the Board of Directors (TBS) had two conditions. First, that we reach a provisional agreement within the PA and, second, that the agreement be ratified by the PSAC, which was done when the compensation agreement was ratified by the NBOD on July 3, 2020. Wage changes therefore tend to follow a pattern similar to that of inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) footnote 9 (Figure 2).

Rising inflation in the late 1980s and early 1990s was accompanied by larger wage increases in collective bargaining across Canada. Similarly, between 1992 and 1994, the inflation rate declined considerably, as did average wage increases. Major collective agreements apply to 500 or more workers across Canada. The rate of inflation plays an important role in collective agreements. Unions strive to absorb wage adjustments up to the prevailing inflation rate and always want to ensure that wage adjustments over the life of their contracts are not lower than the expected inflation rate (Dodge and Fray, 2003, 2). All data presented in this report are three-year moving averages. Each calculated annual value (number of contracts, salary adjustment, duration, etc.) is determined by the average of the current annual value and the values of the two previous years. As collective bargaining data are very different from year to year, the three-year moving average offers a better picture of general trends, while it still presents some of the differences.

For this analysis, the federal jurisdiction of Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and British Columbia are among the main jurisdictions that together represent 85% of all settlements over the past 30 years. The duration of agreements has increased since 1984 (Figure 1). The average duration was 19.6 months in 1984 and had doubled by 2014 (40.0 months). Several factors have influenced this increase, including the desire (both on the part of employers and unions) to control the costs associated with frequent negotiations and a business climate and legislation favouring longer contracts. In trying to create a more investment-friendly Quebec environment, for example, in 1994 (except in the case of a first agreement), the province abolished the three-year limitation on collective agreements and thus turned to other Canadian jurisdictions. . . .

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