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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #175 on: September 05, 2016, 21:39:52 »
When they adjust our pay with a raise here and there, they are usually retroactive to such and such a date as these things take time to appear.  If you are due any back pay as a result of these raises, it will be added to your regular pay when it's processed.  Don't worry, you won't lose out of anything.

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #176 on: September 06, 2016, 07:26:49 »
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #177 on: September 07, 2016, 13:10:49 »
Throughout the tenure of the past government, wage settlements were generally less than inflation, and contributions for pension plans increased significantly. 

So, for example, in 2006, members contributed 4.6% on earnings to YMPE while today it's at 9.05%; earnings above YMPE have gone from 8.1% to 11.04%.

but in all fairness this was a COA started by the government prior to that (MARTIN!)  Scared some of ya's didn't it.  One year - we can take this money out of the pension fund as there is lots there to keep it going, next year - we have to increase contributions as there isn't enough in the fund. 
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #178 on: September 07, 2016, 15:21:26 »
but in all fairness this was a COA started by the government prior to that (MARTIN!)  Scared some of ya's didn't it.  One year - we can take this money out of the pension fund as there is lots there to keep it going, next year - we have to increase contributions as there isn't enough in the fund.

The increase in contributions has nothing to do with any perceived shortage in the pension fund.  The CFSA is a defined benefit plan, meaning that if there are any shortages, the government (taxpayer) makes up the shortfalls.  The government can't change that without legislation and is highly unlikely to change it as the ramifications would be horrific (i.e. the PSSA and RCMPSA have the same provisions and government would not survive a full scale revolt by the Public Service).  The planned increase in individual contributions is a result of a plan that began under the Chretien government to move the contribution rates closer to 50:50 between the government and the members.  It's been phased in over the years, which is nicer than having it done all at once.

The removal of surpluses from the three pension plans is an entirely different matter and unrelated - although the admittedly, the optics look a little off.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #179 on: September 07, 2016, 15:30:59 »
Except 50-50 does not apply to the Retirement Compensation Account...
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #180 on: October 22, 2016, 18:32:13 »
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This question comes from Chief Warrant Officer Barry Legault at 1 Canadian Air Division. He asks: Is it possible to untie the cost of living increase for military members from the collective bargaining agreement for civilians?

Thanks for your question, Chief Warrant Officer Legault. Your response comes from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Chief Military Personnel:

Disengaging from the current compensation comparability construct between the Public Service and the CAF is worthy of note and may be considered by Director Pay, Policy and Development as part of a future review of military compensation.

It should be noted that this construct is a long-standing principle upon which the CAF compensation system is based. Following unification of the CAF in the mid-60s, the Department of National Defence and the Treasury Board Secretariat adopted the principle of comparability between the CAF and the PS.

There were two major reasons for instituting comparability - that CAF members would benefit from the results of collective bargaining and that the federal government acted as the employer for both groups.

Therefore, CAF economic increases are determined by Treasury Board with due consideration given to what it awards the Public Service through collective bargaining - and other means for non-unionized groups.

Should future reviews of military compensation result in changes to the current construct, they will be communicated broadly to the Defence Team.

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #181 on: October 23, 2016, 23:21:18 »
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #182 on: October 23, 2016, 23:41:43 »
From iAsk:

This question comes from Chief Warrant Officer Barry Legault at 1 Canadian Air Division. He asks: Is it possible to untie the cost of living increase for military members from the collective bargaining agreement for civilians?

Thanks for your question, Chief Warrant Officer Legault. Your response comes from Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Chief Military Personnel:

Disengaging from the current compensation comparability construct between the Public Service and the CAF is worthy of note and may be considered by Director Pay, Policy and Development as part of a future review of military compensation.

It should be noted that this construct is a long-standing principle upon which the CAF compensation system is based. Following unification of the CAF in the mid-60s, the Department of National Defence and the Treasury Board Secretariat adopted the principle of comparability between the CAF and the PS.

There were two major reasons for instituting comparability - that CAF members would benefit from the results of collective bargaining and that the federal government acted as the employer for both groups.

Therefore, CAF economic increases are determined by Treasury Board with due consideration given to what it awards the Public Service through collective bargaining - and other means for non-unionized groups.

Should future reviews of military compensation result in changes to the current construct, they will be communicated broadly to the Defence Team.

I think that's something we want to be careful of making noise against. Our public service is well compensated and has very good benefits. In the time our compensation has been linked to theirs, we have been one of the best compensated militaries in the world. By having a link to public ervice compensation, we benefit from their collective bargaining process- something we have no access to. Absent a construct that links our compensation with the public service, we could very easily be hung out to dry and ignored. Our system of pay and benefits obviously isn't perfect, but it's pretty good. I don't think it's broke. Do we want to open that pandora's box?
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #183 on: October 24, 2016, 00:11:09 »
I think that's something we want to be careful of making noise against. Our public service is well compensated and has very good benefits. In the time our compensation has been linked to theirs, we have been one of the best compensated militaries in the world. By having a link to public ervice compensation, we benefit from their collective bargaining process- something we have no access to. Absent a construct that links our compensation with the public service, we could very easily be hung out to dry and ignored. Our system of pay and benefits obviously isn't perfect, but it's pretty good. I don't think it's broke. Do we want to open that pandora's box?

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #184 on: October 24, 2016, 01:54:44 »
We just spent $30bn and counting of money we don't have. What makes anyone think there's a pay raise coming?  >:D
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #185 on: October 24, 2016, 02:31:12 »
We just spent $30bn and counting of money we don't have. What makes anyone think there's a pay raise coming?  >:D

because politicians will give them selves a pat on the back raise, so the public sector union in their next contract talks will demand one too, and aren't we tied to their raises?
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #186 on: October 24, 2016, 09:20:15 »
I'm not holding my breath...heck, they haven't even found my back-pay for my missing SDA/Refit audit yet.

I'm steeling myself for a pay freeze in fact.  Welcome back to Liberal Governments...
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« Reply #187 on: October 24, 2016, 17:10:29 »
10 years...........but I only have 5 at most this time.  [:p
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #188 on: October 31, 2016, 19:20:54 »

I'm steeling myself for a pay freeze in fact.  Welcome back to Liberal Governments...

I am sure lots of people serving will respond with a lack of GAFF towards their job, in return.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #189 on: November 01, 2016, 10:38:02 »
I see in the following site http://psacunion.ca/new-collective-agreement-cra-signed, that PSAC has signed an agreement with CRA, and also http://psacunion.ca/we-have-agreement-cra-0, shows what they bargained for.

Does this mean the CAF will finally move forward on a pay raise and back pay?

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #190 on: November 01, 2016, 10:43:19 »
I see in the following site http://psacunion.ca/new-collective-agreement-cra-signed, that PSAC has signed an agreement with CRA, and also http://psacunion.ca/we-have-agreement-cra-0, shows what they bargained for.

Does this mean the CAF will finally move forward on a pay raise and back pay?

No. CRA was long overdue - this is the settlement that removed severance pay for voluntary termination, as was done for most PSAC unions several years ago.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #191 on: November 01, 2016, 12:58:07 »
The second website mentions wage increases, and that they had to be made prior to the Severance buy-outs.

Or am I reading it wrong?

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #192 on: November 02, 2016, 11:22:18 »
doesn't matter.  As mentioned prior CRA has nothing to do with us. 
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #193 on: November 02, 2016, 11:46:51 »
CRA was even longer without a contract than everyone else in the PS.  The most recent contract takes them back to 2012 for wage increases and covers increases up to Nov 1 2015 - whereas most of the PS have contracts that expired in August 2014.  Because of this, they negotiated a "re-opener" clause that will allow them to re-open the negotiations for raises for 2014 and 2015, presumably based on what the rest of the PS gets when we all settle.

CRA is but a drop in the bucket of the overall PS.  Their raises will eventually factor in when there are a sufficient number of unions who have settled to establish a benchmark raise that would be used to calculate the CF raise.

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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #194 on: November 03, 2016, 13:21:12 »
it appears that CRA is such a small drop in the bucket that it doesn't actually have an impact on us as even though they didn't have a contract in place we received pay adjustments based on what the rest of the PS had.

Little bit of interesting reading on our pay calculations here  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/pay-overview.page

Noted that it doesn't explain the difference between reg f and reserve and I find it interesting that the difference between my PS counterpart is 13.5% while my P Res counterpart is 15%. Hopefully I am missing something there.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #195 on: November 03, 2016, 13:42:59 »
When the PRes rates increased to 85% of Reg F (from 75%) back in 1998, I was informed the 15% difference was because the PRes did not pay into the pension or the SDB. In 2007, when PRes started paying into the pension, some people started asking if we would see that 13% pay increase? Nothing has come from it yet. So essentially, PRes members have seen a 13% reduction in pay for the past 9 years.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #196 on: November 03, 2016, 13:44:07 »
it appears that CRA is such a small drop in the bucket that it doesn't actually have an impact on us as even though they didn't have a contract in place we received pay adjustments based on what the rest of the PS had.

Little bit of interesting reading on our pay calculations here  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/caf-community-pay/pay-overview.page

Noted that it doesn't explain the difference between reg f and reserve and I find it interesting that the difference between my PS counterpart is 13.5% while my P Res counterpart is 15%. Hopefully I am missing something there.

Define "PS counterpart"; there's a wide array of PS classifications out there...
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #197 on: November 03, 2016, 14:44:27 »
looking at the link you don't need to have a specific counterpart for the percentage - it gives the percentages applicable to all in regards to the military factor - 7.5% and 6% for a total of 13.5%.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #198 on: November 03, 2016, 15:03:39 »
When the PRes rates increased to 85% of Reg F (from 75%) back in 1998, I was informed the 15% difference was because the PRes did not pay into the pension or the SDB. In 2007, when PRes started paying into the pension, some people started asking if we would see that 13% pay increase? Nothing has come from it yet. So essentially, PRes members have seen a 13% reduction in pay for the past 9 years.

Do not confuse anecdote with fact.  There are many myths circulating about P Res compensation and benefits. P Res pay scales were largely benchmarked at the journeyman level for a subset of Reg F occupations, with adjustments made for posting turbulence and other factors.

I've never quite understood the philosophy "I want all the benefits of full-time military service, but none of the disadvantages" that seems to permeate so many full-time Reservists.
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Re: Pay Raise (2014 - 2016) & Back Pay
« Reply #199 on: November 03, 2016, 15:08:58 »
Do not confuse anecdote with fact.  There are many myths circulating about P Res compensation and benefits. P Res pay scales were largely benchmarked at the journeyman level for a subset of Reg F occupations, with adjustments made for posting turbulence and other factors.

I've never quite understood the philosophy "I want all the benefits of full-time military service, but none of the disadvantages" that seems to permeate so many full-time Reservists.

Except that none of that is written anywhere, those benchmarks you are mentioning are just as anecdotal.  Unless you have a reference for that (please say you do because I've always wanted that reference).

I've also never understood the philosophy that equal work does not equate to equal pay that permeates so many regular force members.
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