IBEW LU 2228 Secures a Tentative Agreement for Members in the RCMP

The IBEW LU 2228 ( The Local ) concluded meetings with the Treasury Board to secure a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the terms for transition of RCMP members into the IBEW 2228 collective agreement. The RCMP CM Memorandum of Agreement (RCMP CM MOA) is effective upon deeming, May 21, 2020, and your existing terms and conditions, including pay-matching, continue until that time.
Highlights of the Agreement
The following terms will apply for all civilian members upon deeming:
  1. Sick Leave – IBEW  members currently receive sick leave bank credits under the collective agreements, and are eligible for Long-Term Disability (LTD) after thirteen (13) weeks (65 days). Upon deeming, civilian members will be granted a sick leave bank of a minimum of 65 days or 10 days per year of service, whichever is greater. 
  2. Vacation – Civilian Members will retain the accrual rate in effect upon deeming, until reaching the next increment under the collective agreement. In addition, each civilian member will receive:
    • A one-time vacation entitlement of five (5) days as provided for under the collective agreement; plus
    • An additional one-time vacation leave adjustment of forty (40) additional hours.
  1. Hours of Work – Change from 40 hours per week including paid half-hour meal break to 37.5 hours with unpaid lunch. 
    • While CM's are pay-matched in respect to annual salary and weekly pay, this results in a 6.67% increase in the hourly rate for the purposes of calculating overtime and payouts of leave bank and compensatory/lieu time.
    • Civilian members required to remain on duty during their lunch hours will be paid overtime.
  2. All leave banks, including vacation and lieu time credits, will be maintained at existing levels upon deeming, with no adjustment due to the increase in hourly rate. This represents a 6.67% increase in the value of these credits at time of payout. Maximum carry-over provisions under the collective agreements will not apply until March 31, 2021, with excess amounts paid out at the new hourly rate.
  3. Retirement Relocation benefits have been retained for those eligible due to a relocation that occurred prior to deeming.
  4. RCMP Funeral & Burial entitlements have been retained.
The Agreement includes a parity clause, which requires the employer to incorporate any civilian member transition measures, negotiated by another bargaining agent (union) between now and the date of deeming, which are more generous than those contained in the agreement

The Letters of Agreement can be viewed here
In Solidarity
Paul Cameron
Business Manager/Financial Secretary