The new collective agreement prohibits discrimination against a person on the basis of his or her gender identity or expression. The Yukon Teachers` Association and the Yukon government have agreed to a dispute over off-court layoffs and hiring practices. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News) “The new agreement resolves many outstanding issues to the satisfaction of both parties, and I look forward to continuing to work together to achieve the best results for Yukon students.” The overall increase is slightly above 5.5 per cent, but after the agreement to end severance pay, the wage increase was increased by 6.7 per cent. That is what saves money by ending these severance pay with just over $1 million. Negotiations began in May 2018 to replace the old collective agreement, which expired in June 2018. “Whenever we can agree that both parties are satisfied, we can turn our attention to the students. That`s a very good thing for us,” he said. The YTa petition was due to be heard on 25 March, but was cancelled following an agreement between the parties. These include changes to maternity and parental leave, as well as the definition of the criteria for transforming temporary workers into indeterminate workers. Until replacement teachers are admitted to the YTA, the collective agreement includes approximately 900 headteachers, assistant principals, teachers, education assistants, health educators and Aboriginal language teachers in the Yukon.
She confirmed that dismissed teachers will be given priority for new positions, while refusing to give further details of the agreement and indicating that she wanted to share the information first with YTA membership. English version: pdf Collective Agreement 2018 -2021 (1.02 MB) Under the YTA`s current collective agreement with the government, dismissed members should be given priority for new positions for up to two years after the loss of their jobs. Sue Harding, president of the Yukon Teachers` Association, says they are very pleased with the newly ratified collective agreement at a photo shoot in Whitehorse on January 17. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News) The new collective agreement, ratified this week with Yukon teachers, will help make the territory a place for educators to work and stay, according to the president of the Teachers` Association. Before the agreement, these workers had two years of probation, sometimes more, and if they decided to leave a school, that trial period would be reset, Harding said.