ARCHIVED CD 2008-016: Information Notice to Employees

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Signing Bonus for employees in the Air Traffic Control (AI) Group

The purpose of this notice is to advise you of a signing bonus payable to eligible employees (union members) in the Air Traffic Control (AI) Group.

As a result of the AI new collective agreement, a signing bonus in the amount of $500 is payable to all eligible employees (union members) in the bargaining unit on June 25, 2008.

The signing bonus is a lump sum payable to all active and temporarily struck off strength (T-SOS) employees (union members) in the AI group on the date of signing of the collective agreement. This include term employees (three months or more) and acting employees (minimum of four months plus a day). Part-time employees who are part of the bargaining unit and are paying union dues will receive the total amount of the bonus (not prorated).

The signing bonus is subject to income tax, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or the Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), the Employment Insurance Plan (EIP) and the Quebec Parental Insurance Plan (QPIP).

The signing bonus is not considered as salary for recalculation purposes. It is not subject to the Disability Insurance (DI) Plan, the Long-term Disability Insurance Plan (LTD), the public service pension plan, Supplementary Death Benefit Plan (SDBP) and the Public Service Management Insurance Plan (PSMIP) deductions. It will not be used to calculate the 4% gratuity or other entitlements such as premium pay in lieu of statutory holidays.

This new collective agreement must be implemented within 90 calendar days after the date of signing of the collective agreement. Consequently, employees in the AI group shall receive the signing bonus by September 30, 2008.

Please note that compensation advisors will be responsible for processing all entries regarding the payment of the signing bonus to all eligible employees no later than September 30, 2008.

Any request for information regarding the foregoing should be addressed to your compensation advisor.