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QPAT Negotiations Bulletin October 26, 2005 Part Four
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How about salaries?

 

Salary and other monetary items (like pension plans, parental rights, insurance plans, regional disparities) are negotiated with the Treasury Board at a central table as they apply not only to teachers but to almost all public and para-public workers.  To date, only preliminary talks have occurred at the central table.  It is expected, however, that the traditional common front partners (QFL, CNTU, CSQ) will actively pressure the government for a salary settlement starting in November.

 

The Treasury Board salary offer is currently as follows:                                        

(Reminder: the last pay increase of 2% dates back to April 2003)                          

 

2003-2004                   0%

2004-2005                   0%

2005-2006                   2% — April 2006

2006-2007                   2% — April 2007

2007-2008                   2% — April 2008

2008-2009                   2% — April 2009

 

 

The teacher salary demand, as revised last June, is a minimum average of 2% per year for the duration of the contract and with no year at 0%,

 

The government has repeated on numerous occasions that it can only afford an increase of 12.6% in this round of negotiations.  This princely amount must cover all salary increases … and … all improvements to other central table items (pensions, parental rights, etc.) … and … the settlement of salary equity!

 

 

Conclusion and action

 

The distance between the parties at the sectorial level is not great, although it is very significant to us.

 

The mystery is why the management side is so adamant about their demanded concessions. 

 

In concert with our cartel partners, QPAT is considering an increase in the level of action to support both our sectorial negotiations and our salary demands.  The proposal under consideration is for a three-day strike mandate.  The details on how such a mandate would be used here have not yet been discussed.  More information will follow.

 

 

 

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