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Vpd Collective Agreement

by Brian on October 13, 2021

Arbitrator Stan Lanyon handles the justification of each argument. He agreed with the union that Delta`s collective agreement was not a good comparison because economic and working conditions in Vancouver are markedly different. But he also disagreed to use Calgary and Edmonton. In Lanyon`s decision in 2014 and 2016, he wrote that wages in Alberta were “too rich” for Vancouver and that they were not a fair comparison because of the unique strength of Alberta`s provincial economy (at least at that time). From 2001 to 2015, wages increased by 17.6% in Alberta compared to British Columbia. The VPU is the collective agreement representative for approximately 1300 members of the Vancouver Police Department and negotiates employment contracts. It also represents its members in disciplinary matters and matters related to the Workers` Compensation Act and the Employment Standards Act. Through its president and spokesman, Tom Stamatakis, the union acts as a political lobby on behalf of its members and has taken a strong stance on issues such as Vancouver`s secure injection site, called it an “un mitigated disaster” for the Downtown Eastside and says all it has accomplished is creating a “sense of demand” for the neighbourhood`s addicted population. [3] The union also questioned Sam Sullivan`s credibility as chairman of the police committee. [4] Critics of the Vancouver police have been publicly denounced by the union, particularly lawyers Phil Rankin, Cameron Ward and John Richardson of the Pivotal Legal Society. [5] The arbitrator will attempt to respond to a fair and reasonable agreement.

Determining what is “fair and reasonable” begins with the study of other collective agreements concluded in the same sector and in the same geographical areas to be used as comparators. Bruce J. strongly notes that arbitrators who simply use external pay equity to resolve wage disputes distort the collective bargaining process. Pay equity is a formal notion of wage similarity. In other words, arbitrators cannot simply say that the Medicine Hat X policy should be paid because the Toronto X police are paid. I voted against the 2017-2020 police collective agreement (+8% over 4 years) in April 2019. My voice is not ideological. I am not automatically for or against unions. With this special collective agreement, I had the impression that local economic conditions did not justify this increase in wages. The Council often has to find a balance between competing values, and these are difficult discussions. This is especially true for discussions on union wages.

The Vancouver Police Union argued that the collective agreement for the nearby city of Delta was not a fair comparison. Instead, the union proposed using Calgary and Edmonton. The RĂ©gie de police argued that Toronto and other police forces in Ontario were better examples than Calgary and Edmonton. The Vancouver Police Union received its statutes on July 15, 1918, from the Board of Trade and Labour (TLC) as the Vancouver Federal Police Association, Local 12, becoming the second unionized police force in Canada. Unlike many other police unions, the VPU survived the backlash to police organizations after the British police strikes of 1918 and 1919, the Boston Police Strike, and the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. . . .

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