CUPE Local 79 President Dave Mitchell, who represents more than 20,000 workers in the city, noted in an email Monday that the province`s emergency measures allow the city to end collective agreements with employees. EL is a protected leave of absence from the job that the province has created in the face of the emergency. The city can put you on an emergency vacation (EL) if you have circumstances that affect your ability to work, i.e. they are immunized or caring for children, or if they do not have a place where you can reintegrate them. If you are placed on EL, you must apply to the CERB (Canada Emergency Response Benefit), which currently stands at $2000 per month and has a regular reintroduction procedure. Once the CERB is exhausted, you must apply for employment insurance. Redeployments, Mitchell writes, follow recreational workers and other part-time workers who were placed on emergency leave last month. Tory declared a state of emergency on March 23 and closed much of the city`s government. City Manager Chris Murray sketched the election in an email to 2,000 employees Monday that if you go on an emergency vacation, they will no longer receive a city salary, but will be entitled to federal income assistance and will not lose their city benefits. 10. Why did Local 79 agree with the city on an agreement, why can`t we use our collective agreement rights? „Those who opt out think they are asking for accommodation in case of emergency leave,“ Tory said.
„The emergency leave will provide these officers with access to employment insurance or canada`s emergency allowance, as well as the same dental health and tooth benefits in which they are currently enrolled, including, if necessary, OMERS, and the continued accumulation of seniority. But they will not show up for work and will not receive their normal salary. Mitchell said they will soon receive a copy of an emergency framework agreement that „establishes rules for staff reallocation and temporary leave that protects your employment and wages.“ Keep in mind that the city surrounds the staff because they have to meet the requirements of the company. If you can work, you will probably be available. If you have received a redeployment survey and have questions about accommodation, contact the city`s redistribution team at email@example.com. If you have already been changed or are working in your regular position, contact your supervisor/manager to apply for accommodation. TORONTO — Mayor John Tory says the city has reached an agreement with unions representing municipal staff that thousands of municipal workers are being relocated or placed on leave in Toronto`s COVID-19 emergency. Emergency framework agreements establish guidelines for the reassignment of officers and also establish temporary leave procedures that protect workers` situation and employment benefits when they cannot be redistributed. „This agreement is fair to the people of Toronto and fair to the people of our city,“ said Mr. Tory. „We also need to make sure that we can move quickly where they are needed to help respond to COVID-19.“ „This agreement will ensure that it is all-on on deck in important urban services as we go through the next critical weeks,“ Tory said at a media briefing on Monday afternoon.