Master Agreement Between the Government of the Province of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees
LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING # 15EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA(The Employer)
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THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES(The Union)
The Parties share an interest in ensuring quality public services for Albertans. This letter of understanding shall provide Employment Security for Permanent Bargaining Unit Employees who deliver and support those services for the term identified herein.
The provisions of Article 12 Layoff and Recall and Article 15 Position Abolishment will be suspended for Permanent Bargaining Unit Employees and be replaced by the provisions contained below for the term of this letter of understanding.
Where the Employer determines that organizational restructuring is required that may impact encumbered positions in the Bargaining Unit, the Parties agree:
There will be no involuntary loss of employment for Permanent Bargaining Unit Employees, as a result of organizational restructuring.
To achieve the preceding, the Parties recognize that:
adjustments in the workforce may occur through attrition
all retention options will be explored, and
Employees will “remain whole", and where an Employee is faced with an involuntary reduction to pay or Permanent position status (Full-time or Part-time) any shortfalls will be remedied.
The provisions agreed to in this letter of understanding shall be in effect from the date of both bargaining committee's endorsement of the Mediator's Recommendation at the collective bargaining table and will remain until December 31, 2022. Should the Mediator's Recommendation not pass ratification, this letter will have no force and effect.
Dated this 27th day of January, 2022.