National Gallery of Canada and Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography sign new agreement with the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada
Ottawa, Canada - June 4, 2001
« Le Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, le Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine et l'Institut professionnel de la fonction publique du Canada signent une nouvelle convention »
The National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Professional Institute of Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), representing the curators, signed a new collective agreement on Friday, 1 June 2001.
The five-year agreement includes salary increases of 4.25 to 6.25 per cent in year one for all employees who are within the salary scales, and future increases of 2.25 to 4.25 per cent per year for a further three years. All articles in the collective agreement will be renewed for a fifth year except for rates of pay. In addition, there is improved leave, maternity and vacation packages for all employees.
"The real selling point for us in this agreement is getting sabbatical leave provisions in the collective agreement for the first time," noted Diana Nemiroff, chair of the PIPSC bargaining team. "This is a significant recognition of the importance of research for the Gallery and will provide valuable periods of extended leave for curatorial research."
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