31 March 2020
Negotiations with the government went late into the evening of March 30. The 10% premium for specialized workers was set to expire on March 31.
Since the premium is part of the collective agreement, it has to be negotiated at the same time. The premium has now, however, been renewed for 6 months, even though the collective agreement has yet to be.
The premium is intended to adjust the wages of these workers in order to slightly reduce the gap between what they are paid compared to workers in the private sector.
This is good news for these workers who possess organizational knowledge of our educational establishments. The extension of the premium represents an acknowledgement of their expertise.