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Letter of Understanding # 14 55th to 57th Parallel Retention Allowance

​Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​​​


​LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING #14
55th to 57th PARALL​​EL RETENTION ALLOWANCE

BETWEEN:​​

THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA
(The Employer)​​

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES
(The Union)


​The Parties agree:

1.

Permanent and Te​mporary Salaried Employees who are employed and reside in locations between the 55th​ and 57th parallels, excluding those Employees eligible for the Fort McMurray allowance, are eligible to be paid a Retention Allowance in addition to their regular annual salary. The Retention Allowance is non-pensionable compensation.​​

​2.

​An annual Retention Allowance payment of $6,000.00 per year will be paid in two (2) installments of $3,000.00 each to eligible Employees, less all lawful deductions.  The Retention payment will be pro-rated based on the Employee's date of commencement.  The payment will be made in two installments per year on the cheques for the bi-weekly pay periods that include March 31 and September 30 less all lawful deductions.​​

​3.

​Employees must continue to be employed and reside between the 55th and 57th parallels, excluding those Employees eligible for the Fort McMurray Allowance, on the payment date. Payments will NOT be pro-rated if Employees are no longer employed and residing within the established boundary prior to the payment date with the following exceptions.


​The Allowance will be pro-rated only for Employees who relocate to another Government of Alberta worksite outside of the designated area due to an Employer initiated transfer; and


​The Allowanc​e will be pro-rated for Employees who are on an authorized leave of absence without pay (e.g. maternity leave), and will be paid out upon the Employee's return to work between the 55th and 57th parallels.

​​​Dated this 27th day of November, 2018.

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY​​

 

______________________________                            ______________________________

LANA LOUGHEED                                                 GUY SMITH

Public Service Commissioner                             President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees​


 

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