Update on Bill 124 agreement implementation

June 21, 2024

We have learned from the University that CUASA members will receive their retroactive pay and adjusted salaries from the Bill 124 agreement on the June 27 pay deposit. We thank the team in Carleton Human Resources for their hard work to get this implemented quickly.

As previously announced, this agreement applies to current and former CUASA members who were employed during the period of May 1, 2021 to April 30, 2024, who would have been eligible for increases on May 1, 2021, May 1, 2022, or May 1, 2023.

We also have a few notes to share on the implementation:

  • The retro payment constitutes pensionable earnings for employees who are actively employed at the time that the agreement was ratified. We have clarified with the University that members who were employed during the period above but have since retired will receive the retro lump sum payment, but will not have any adjustment to their pensions.
  • For members who are on maternity/paternity leave and are in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits, retroactive payments will be made on your return to work so as not to interfere with the EI leave benefits you are currently receiving.  Any payment now from the University would have to be reported and would impact your EI payments. Affected individuals have been flagged and payment will be remitted on your return.
  • For members receiving long-term disability (LTD) benefits from the insurance company: if retroactivity is applicable, it will be made when members return to work. If a member does not return to work because of the LTD, they will receive any applicable payment on their retirement.

If you have any questions about the implementation, please contact us at [email protected] and we’ll answer as best we can. You can also direct questions to Carleton Human Resources at [email protected].

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