Canadian Forces Support Group – Ottawa Gatineau ratify wage increases and language improvements

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October 31, 2023

Members employed at CFSG-OG (Canadian Forces Support Group – Ottawa Gatineau formerly CFSU Ottawa) ratified a three-year agreement on October 19, 2023. These members will see increases from 3.00% to 5.25% in the first year depending on where they are on the wage grid and pay bands retroactive to March 31st. Increases in the second year of 2% and 2% in the third year. There will also be a new scale added in the event of future increases to minimum wage.

Language improvements include:

  • Part-time vacation pay increased to 4.65%.
  • Part-time workers now have sixteen hours of paid sick leave, twenty-five hours of paid family related leave and one day of paid personal leave per fiscal year. Unpaid personal leave will increase from six months to twelve.
  • Increase to the safety boot allowance to $250 per fiscal year.
  • Increase Toil to six hours for those employees who carry the duty phone.
  • Increase to the annual tool allowance: $175 in 2023, $195 in 2024 and $215 in 2025.
  • The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will be added to the list of designated holidays.
  • Access to a digital version of the collective agreement in either official language.
  • Part-time will be credited with up to 50% to a maximum of one year of their seniority towards their full-time position.
  • The following weeks’ schedule will now be posted on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays to allow for better work life balance.
  • Job postings will include all language requirements and any changes to the language requirements in subsequent postings will be highlighted.

Union negotiating committee: Joey DeLorenzo, Ron Hyslop, Nazem Saleh. Union representative: Kim Hunter

Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.

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