The purpose of this agreement is to give effect to the agreement concluded between the employer and the negotiator (hereinafter referred to as `the parties`) with regard to matters of workers` well-being. The purpose of this Memorandum of Understanding is to confirm an agreement between the Employer and the Institute on the further application of the alternative leave transfer provision in paragraph 15.07(d) for workers classified in grade UA and converted to group MG, as well as the reimbursement of recognized annual professional affiliation contributions for members of the AFS bargaining unit converted into group MG. 1. The Institute may bring a class action to the employer on behalf of workers in the bargaining unit who feel aggrieved by the usual interpretation or application for those workers of a provision of a collective agreement or arbitration award. For greater certainty, severance pay for the abolition of the voluntary separation indemnity (resignation and retirement) is considered a severance pay for the application of this clause, in accordance with the provisions of 19.05 to 19.08, under Annex „J“ or similar provisions in other collective agreements. A worker may be granted paid training leave without pay for different periods of up to one (1) year renewable by mutual agreement, in order to go to an approved institution for further or special studies in a field of education where specific preparation is required to fulfil his current role more appropriately or to carry out studies in a given field, to provide a service that the employer needs or intends to provide. 1.1.21 For the period of privileged status, the RATING Agency shall bear the salary and other authorised costs such as tuition fees, travel, relocation and retraining of surplus employees and redundant persons, as provided for in the collective agreement and the directives of the credit rating agency; all authorized termination costs; and wage protection in the event of appointment at a lower level. (b) after the submission of a complaint and within the time limits of the delegated level of the complaint provided for in this Article, the intention to have recourse to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms may be extended by mutual agreement between the employer and the employee and, where appropriate, the representative of the Institute. 7.9.1 Notwithstanding the leave provisions of the worker`s collective agreement, a worker who accepts an offer of employment under that Part may choose not to be paid for leave credits earned but not used, provided that the new employer accepts such credits. 42.03 By mutual agreement, the parties may use a mediator to resolve a complaint of discrimination. The selection of the Ombudsman shall be made by mutual agreement. 14.08 A worker may not earn or obtain leave credits under this agreement in a month or fiscal year for which the worker is already on leave under another collective agreement with which the employer is associated or under other rules or rules of the employer.
Once TBS and PIPSC have agreed on the draft language of the GEEV and the design of the program, this agreement will be made available to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the PIPSC-AFS bargaining table for ratification and inclusion in their collective agreement. . . .