A worker may benefit from unpaid training leave for different periods up to one (1) renewable year by mutual agreement to visit an accredited institution for additional or specific studies in an area of education where special preparation is required to better fulfill his or her current role or to carry out studies in a field in order to provide a service that the employer needs or plans to provide. 34.16 If it turns out that the complaint is such that a decision cannot be made below a certain level of authority, all levels, with the exception of the final level, may be eliminated by the agreement of the employer and the worker and, if necessary, of the institute. The purpose of this agreement is to bring into force the agreement between the employer and the negotiator (the so-called “parties”) on worker welfare issues. (a) If the rates of pay indicated in Schedule “A” have a validity date before the date of signing of the collective agreement, the MST is set in the same way as the starting salary, in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement, for unspecered seasonal and part-time workers. 35.02 Topics that can be defined for joint consultation are agreed upon between the parties and include consultations on career development. The consultation may take place at the local, regional or national level, as defined by the parties. 47.04 All the elements mentioned in the table of matters are an integral part of the collective agreement. In order to enhance security, severance pay under Clauses 19.05 to 19.08 of Annex “J” or similar provisions in other collective agreements does not reduce the calculation of the benefit for workers who have not left the public service. If the parties fail to agree on the EWSP, the existing sick leave provisions, as currently provided for in collective agreements, will remain in place. For better security, severance pay for the abolition of severance pay for voluntary separation (resignation and retirement) made in accordance with 19.05 to 19.08 in Appendix “J” or other similar provisions in other collective agreements is considered a termination benefit for the management of this clause. The MEM Industry Collective Agreement is a modern collective agreement that benefits both employers and workers. It makes MEM industries even more attractive as employers. On May 26, 2019, the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and the Board of Directors of the Secretariat of Canada (TBS) signed an agreement on staff support (see below).
The severance provisions of the collective agreement are in addition to the MST. 25.02 The employer recognizes that it is a good function and a right for the Institute to negotiate for a collective agreement and that the employer and the Institute agree to negotiate public sector labour relations in good faith in accordance with the provisions of federal law. For THE ASD initiatives, a joint committee on workforce adjustment (CEF) /Alternative Delivery Service (ASD) will be set up, which will be represented on an equal footing by the rating agency and the union.