Revenu Québec: the agreement in principle endorsed by 85% of the professionals
< p class="sc-v64krj-0 dlqbmr">The collective agreement will be for a period of four years, until March 31, 2024.
Revenu Québec professionals have finally ratified 85% of the agreement in principle that had been reached regarding the renewal of their collective agreement.
These are 5,800 professionals, who work in administration, communications, verification, collections and investigations, accounting, among others. They are members of the Syndicate of Professionals of the Government of Quebec (SPGQ) − a large union independent of the centrals.
The collective agreement will be for a period of four years, i.e. up to #x27;as of March 31, 2024, which exceeds by one year other collective agreements in the public sector, which expire next March.
It provides for increases of 2% per year in 2020, 2021 and 2022 with a trailer clause with the public sector for the year 2023, with a minimum of 1%. This kind of clause means that members of the SPGQ at Revenu Québec will receive the same increase as their peers in the public sector will obtain that year, with a minimum of 1%.
These negotiations were long and trying for our members who have been dealing with galloping inflation for several months, commented the president of the SPGQ, Guillaume Bouvrette, in a press release. While we can be happy to have reached an agreement after two years of arduous negotiations, we cannot claim victory or pop the champagne.
“Of course, the lump sums obtained will help to combat the rise in the cost of living, but they do not in any way influence the overall remuneration gap which persists with the increase in the cost of living. Canada Revenue Agency. »
— Guillaume Bouvrette, President of the SPGQ
The employment contract also provides for the creation of a committee on expertise, attraction and retention of professionals. It also includes a 10% bonus in areas of specialization such as cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.
The agreement also provides for the possibility of working a compressed work schedule of four days. It also includes an increase in the employer's participation in the drug insurance plan, specified the SPGQ.