WHAT DOES EVERYONE GET?
Foley's 39 pages of recommendations include:
- 17.5-per-cent increase over five years.
- $1,000 signing bonus and a provision that vacation time and progression up the pay ladder, usually based on years worked, will be calculated as if the employee had been at work during the strike.
- Contracting-out language that requires the city to give six months' notice before any contracting out and provision for employees doing that work to be offered alternatives like other jobs, early retirement or retraining.
- A "partnership agreement" laying out ground rules for city work at Olympic venues, giving workers some rights to work and the city some flexibility in rescheduling work (library workers not included in THIS).
- City to "consider" seniority when it is assigning work to casual employees.
- A process to convert casual workers to full-time or regular part-time status.
- A $1-an-hour increase, above all other increases, for trades workers.
- Joint committee to work out a four-day week for people who work in garbage collection, equipment maintenance and parks.
- 300 of the library's 700 employees, mostly the higher-paid full-time staff, get moved up the pay scale.
- Labour peace
- Language in provisions like contracting out, harassment policy and whistleblower protection that gives the employer reasonable room to move.
- Ability to give staff hired from other municipalities the same vacation time they would get in their new job as they had in their old one.
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