- Collective agreements
The 2016-2020 collective agreement for professional and technical employees includes general provisions negotiated at the province-wide level (these are known as the national provisions), and specific provisions negotiated at the local level in health and social services institutions.
The most recent APTS national collective agreement, which was updated with the addition of four new agreements signed in 2017, expired in March 2020. However, it will continue to apply until a new agreement comes into force. The new contract is currently being negotiated.
2016-2020 collective agreement
What are the national provisions?
There are two kinds of national provisions: intersectoral and sectoral.
Intersectoral matters refer to pay, the pension plan, parental rights and regional disparities. These provisions affect all employees in the civil service, education, health and social services. They are negotiated with the Treasury Board.
Sectoral matters are specific to the sector and the class of personnel represented. For the APTS, this means professional and technical personnel in the health and social services sector, and these provisions are negotiated with the Ministry of Health and Social Services. Each union negotiates its own sectoral matters for its class of personnel and sector.
What are the local provisions?
Local provisions deal with 26 other aspects of working conditions, including work schedules, professional responsibility, overtime, travel allowances, bumping, holidays and leave, and more. See the List of the matters negotiated and agreed on at the local or regional level in the social affairs sector (in French).
For more details, find your institution’s local provisions in the list below.