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Letter of Understanding # 17 Employment Security

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


​LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING # 17
EMPLOYMENT SECURITY


BETWEEN:​​​​

THE CROWN IN RIGHT OF ALBERTA
(The Employer)

- and -

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:​

1.​

​There will be no involuntary loss of employment for Permanent Bargaining Unit Employees, as a result of organizational restructuring.

​2.

​To achieve the preceding, the Parties recognize that:


​(i)

adjustments in the workforce may occur through attrition and redeployment,


​(ii)

all retention options will be explored, and


​(iii)

​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 have effect on the date of ratification of the collective agreement and shall remain in effect until March 30, 2020.​​ ​


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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