This Agreement is between the Association of Employees of the State of New Hampshire, Local 1984 of the SEIU, hereinafter referred to as the «Association», and the State of New Hampshire, hereinafter referred to as the «Employer», hereinafter collectively referred to as the «Parties». The parties to this Agreement intend and purpose to promote and improve the effective administration of the State of New Hampshire and the welfare of classified employees as defined in the Revised New Hampshire Statutes annotated 273-A, in order to provide a fundamental understanding of personnel policies, practices and procedures, as well as matters relating to conditions of employment; that the employer can negotiate. and provide a means for consensual discussion and adaptation of issues of mutual interest. Taking into account the mutual agreements set forth herein, the parties wishing to be bound agree to the following: 10.5. Payment of annual leave: in the event of the withdrawal, retirement or dismissal of an employee from the collective bargaining unit, the employee shall receive an amount equal to the number of days of annual leave still credited to him, provided that some or all of the amounts can be used, to compensate the sums due to the State by the employee. In the event of the death of an employee during the period of collective bargaining, an amount equal to the number of days of annual leave remaining is paid to his estate. 1.5 Same Application: The provisions of this Agreement apply equally to all employees of the collective bargaining unit in accordance with federal and state law. This new legislation is likely to have a profound impact on collective bargaining. The risk of a delay in receiving a measure and a general increase in wages is often the greatest incentive for workers to make concessions in negotiations. The guarantee of a gradual increase will certainly reduce the bargaining margin of public employers and complicate negotiations. The tax bill attached to the law indicates the position of the New Hampshire Municipal Association and the New Hampshire Association of Counties, both of which have expressed concern that the law could lead to lengthy social negotiations.
16.10. Termination Rights: An employee of the collective bargaining unit who has completed ten (10) years or more of uninterrupted full-time service in the State and who receives a dismissal has the right to dismiss (push) another employee of the same department under the following conditions: A collective agreement is a formal and binding contract between employers and employees. The HEI and negotiation teams work long and hard to negotiate the best possible agreements between management and the workforce. Once an agreement has been reached, the resulting document is called a provisional agreement. All full members of the bargaining unit will then have the opportunity to vote for or against the adoption of the treaty. If the majority votes in favour of the adoption of the Treaty, it shall be deemed to have been ratified. Since its inception in 1975, New Hampshire`s Public Employee Labor Relations Act, RSA Chapter 273-A, has barely changed. Lawmakers have merely allowed the Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB) and the New Hampshire Supreme Court to interpret the law and provide advice to public employers and workers` organizations on various collective bargaining issues.
However, during the last session, the Legislative Assembly passed two amendments to Chapter 273-A that can have a profound impact on all public employers. The passage of House Bill 1127, which came into force on August 5, 2008, creates new opportunities for small groups of employees to belong to certified rate units. The new law amends RSA 273-A:8 to allow public employers to recognize a collective bargaining unit with fewer than ten members on a purely voluntary basis. Subject to the approval of the management body, pelrb may certify a bargaining unit of only three persons, either through a «card check» or through a supervised election. That provision obliges public employers to maintain an expired collective agreement in force beyond the expiry date and until a successor agreement is concluded. The provision has generally been interpreted as requiring employers to grant additional increases after the contract expires; However, employers would not be required to generally increase the cost of living or the cost of living. 19.20. Reinstatement or Reinstatement: Whenever a former employee who has been dismissed from the collective bargaining unit is reinstated or re-employed within three (3) years of the date of the dismissal, that former employee is entitled to the rights and benefits granted to a recalled employee under clause 1101.06(c). (d) and (e) entered into force on 18 October 2006. 3.2.1. The Association must provide the employer with written notice to be included in the «cheque notice» on paycheques or employee advice informing employees that the Association is the exclusive bargaining representative of all employees of the Unit and therefore needs access to the employee for association correspondence […].