Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers

WAPSO Interest Arbitration Award

The Interest Arbitration Board has provided the following award for the new WAPSO Collective Agreement:

1. The new collective agreement will be for a term of 4 years and 2 ½ months, ending on December 31, 2019

2. Wage increases of:
     a. 2.2% effective October 31, 2015;
     b. 2% effective October 31, 2016;
     c. 2% effective December 24, 2017;
     d. 1% effective December 23, 2018;
     e. 1% effective June 23, 2019

3. Current employees are entitled to retroactive pay, payable as of the pay period following date that the new agreement comes into effect. Former employees or their estates are entitled to retroactive pay adjustments subject to submitting applications for retroactive pay in writing by December 31, 2017

4. The request by WAPSO to impose changes to the overtime provisions is denied

5. Standby rates in Article 32 are increased to $50.00 and $100.00 from $45.00 and $90.00 for weekday and weekend shifts, respectively

6. The request by the City to impose changes to the provisions concerning Sick Leave and LTD is denied

7. Schedule J is removed from the collective agreement

In addition, there are a number of negotiated changes to the Agreement which will be discussed at the Information Sessions. 

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