Preparing for a resumption of REMEDY discussions
Since our last update in March, we have been approached by the government to restart remedy discussions.
It is great to see locals initiating discussions related to how the enhancement funds will be spent. Many questions have been raised through that process and we want to take some time to ensure everyone is clear on how we move forward.
Enhancement money can be used for the following reasons (suggestions, not the only ideas):
• To increase the protected complement of the classification where the funding is being applied;
• To protect against redundancies that would take place if the funding had not been negotiated;
• To increase hours of bargaining unit members;
• To create full-time permanent replacement pools.
Enhancement money should NOT be used to create two-year term positions, as one board recently suggested.