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June 17th, 2014
June 17th, 2014
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Top Misconceptions about Negotiations: Things That Can and Cannot be Negotiated

Our eighth vignette is on indeterminate status

Another round of negotiations with Treasury Board is now under way and you will recall that we issued a survey between December 2013 and January 2014 to know what your priorities were.

Compensation, job security and sick leave came out as your top priorities in the survey.

We also received many comments and input and we thank you for this. We've read those comments and much of this information will be very useful.

We did however notice that there were some misconceptions as to what is subject to collective bargaining and what is not. The confusion is generally understandable, especially when Minister Clement keeps on comparing the public and private sectors whenever it's convenient for him to do so.

With this in mind, we are sharing a series of vignettes on some of the myths and misconceptions about what can and cannot be bargained.

Our eighth vignette is on indeterminate status.

Did you know that...

*...the conversion from term to indeterminate employee cannot be bargained?  Indeed, pursuant to section 59(1) of the Public Service Employment Act, the conversion from term to indeterminate employee will take place 'at the end of the cumulative period of employment specified by the employer in circumstances prescribed by the employer',  which are outlined in section 7.2 of the Term Employment Policy. For more information on the matter, please refer to the AJC FAQs for Term Employees.  If after consulting our FAQs, you still have questions, do not hesitate to send your inquiry to admin@ajc-ajj.ca .


More vignettes will be published in the coming days. Please stay tuned.

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