After four years of Bargaining and a new collective agreement ratified, members of the FB group are understandably looking forward to having their pay adjusted and to receiving any retroactive amounts due to them. As you know, the agreement was signed on July 3, 2018 and the employer has 150 calendar days (i.e. to November 30, 2018) to do so.
On Thursday last week, the employer posted a message on Atlas advising that employees can expect to start receiving their pay rate adjustments and retroactive payments as of tomorrow, September 5, 2018. However, the employer also advises that because some retroactive pay adjustments need to be processed manually, “employees may receive payment and/or a rate of pay increase after this date”.
We have been informed that some FB members have called the employer to complain about the time it is taking to process payments. It is important to note that the individuals who are receiving these complaints and who are processing payments are our Sisters and Brothers who belong to the PA Group. For the past two and a half years, they have been under a great deal of stress because of Phoenix and, unfortunately, they must continue working with that flawed system. They are under a lot of pressure and are working hard to meet the deadline.
As indicated in the message posted on Atlas, employees who have not received any retroactive pay or the correct rate of pay increase by October 31, 2018 should contact their regional compensation office.
We thank CIU members in advance for complying with that request so that our Sisters and Brothers who are working overtime and on weekends can dedicate their time and efforts to the work ahead of them. They have a lot to do and they deserve our support!