Under the tentative agreement, pensionable, hourly wages will increase by 2% per year. There will be a one-time, non-pensionable lump sum paid in the first year.
The lump sum will be $500.00 for full-time employees and RSMC with 6 or more RMS daily hours. All other employees will receive $250.00. The lump sum is not pensionable. Employees on paid and unpaid leaves will also receive the lump sum.
CUPW has and will always fight for wage increases and not one-time payments. In these MOAs, the lump sum payments are in addition to real, pensionable wage increases and are coupled with significant gains in other areas.