Housing Assistance

As of March 10, 2016 all Housing Assistance arrangements in force and good standing are continued on the same terms previously provided pursuant to Article 12.5 of the expired collective agreement (May 1, 2011 – April 30, 2014).

Effective, March 10, 2016, no new Housing Assistance arrangements will be considered or approved.

This Letter of Understanding shall remain in effect until no Housing Assistance arrangements remain in force and good standing, at which time it will expire.

March 10, 2016

Former Retirement Recognition Program (Former Article 12.13)

Whereas the parties have agreed to eliminate the Retirement Recognition program, effective November 1, 2020;

And whereas the parties have agreed to maintain eligibility for those who have achieved the benefit, by November 1, 2020, as per the requirements under former Article 12.13 (as stated herein).

At retirement, an eligible member who has twenty-five (25) years or more service may elect to take six (6) additional weeks’ vacation immediately prior to retirement or six (6) weeks’ pay in lieu. Similarly, a member who has twenty (20) years’ service or more up to twenty-five (25) years may elect four (4) weeks additional vacation or equivalent pay in lieu.

Members should make their election as early as possible in their final year to minimize any departmental disruption.

Eligible members are those members with twenty (20) years of service or more as of November 1, 2020.

The employer will provide ASPA with a list of the eligible employees.