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Letter of Understanding # 20 Pay Equity

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


​LETTER OF UNDERSTANDING # 20
PAY EQUITY

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BETWEEN:

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

- and -

THE ALBERTA UNION OF PROVINCIAL EMPLOYEES
(The Union)

​The Parties agree to the creation of a policy table, within ninety (90) days of ratification of the agreement, to discuss pay equity where there is evidence of gender predominance associated with an inequity.​​

​The policy table will:​​


  • ​Discuss the current pay structures and assess where gender-based pay equity issues may exist.​​
  • ​Define research parameters, and conduct research and analyses of other jurisdictions' experiences, processes and outcomes.​
  • Explore and discuss processes, appropriate policy triggers and options regarding potential solutions to gender-based pay equity that could be implemented.​

​​Membership at the policy table will include up to six (6) representatives from the Employer and six (6) representatives from the Union, unless otherwise agreed by both Parties. The representatives shall meet quarterly or more frequently if deemed appropriate by the policy table representatives.

Members at the policy table will appoint co-chairs (one (1) Union and one (1) Employer) who will alternate in facilitating discussion during meeting.

Minutes will be taken and distributed to all representatives within two (2) weeks of a meeting.

Each Party will be responsible for their representatives' salary and any travel costs associated.

The application of the processes and timelines in this Letter of Understanding are subject to the Grievance Procedure in Article 29. The outcome(s) of the policy table is not subject to the Grievance Procedure set out in Article 29.

This lett​er of understanding will remain in effect for the term of the Collective Agreement.

Dated this 27th day of November, 2018.

 

ORIGINAL SIGNED BY

 

______________________________                             ______________________________

LANA LOUGHEED                                                 GUY SMITH

Public Se​rvice Commissioner                             President, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees




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