Nscc Operational Support Collective Agreement

All full-time and part-time employees of NSCC are compensated according to standards and guidelines designed to support fair, equitable and sustainable compensation. Examples of standards for the different levels can be found below: Confidential management and management and confidential employees are paid on the basis of the Leadership Career Compensation Program, which is administered by the Human Resources Department. Career areas (salary ranges) are determined on the basis of regular surveys of rates of pay, benefits and other components of compensation. Employees are paid based on their contribution to the organization and the achievement of their employee success plans and goals, which are related to the growth and development and business plans and objectives of the college. FacultyFaculty at NSCC is paid based on the standards set out in the collective agreement between the NSCC and the Nova Scotia Teachers` Union. Operational support staff are paid under the collective agreement between the CNSC and the Union of General Employees and the Government of Nova Scotia. At NSCC, compensation is only part of our HR philosophy of being a limitless employer. We offer compensation that actively supports our ability to recruit and retain talented employees to achieve our mission. Guiding Principles: We ensure that our compensation practices contribute to an environment where individual and collective contributions are recognized and valued.  Career-level salaries are complemented by competitive staffing practices, meaningful labour and college relationships, opportunities for professional growth and learning, flexibility and a realistic way to balance work and personal life.

 Compensation is determined by a combination of internal and external workforce size reviews, which is aligned with our financial situation and solvency in markets where we compete to recruit talented employees.  We are committed to open communication and transparency of practices, as well as balancing internal and external equity considerations when determining career-level salaries. . The CNSC Employment Guidelines state: „The Nova Scotia Community College recognizes that one of our most important assets is our employees. Our strategic plan underscores our commitment to „creating an environment that drives our passion for learning and our commitment to making a difference, while developing exceptional people who bring out the best in others and use their talents to pursue our vision. With a focus on learning, flexibility and well-being, we are an employer of choice and create an environment of celebration. All full-time and part-time employees of the NCCS are covered by a policy. However, casual workers or contractors are not included. As noted above, students and occasional summer help receive an average of between $11.50 and $15.50 per hour, and the current minimum wage standard in Nova Scotia is $10.70 per hour. However, Living Wage Canada refers to a report on its website entitled „Working for a Living, Not Living for Work: The Halifax Living Wage 2015,“ which estimates the living wage of a typical family of four in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, where 3 of the NSCC campuses are located.

The living wage for Halifax is a conservative estimate that can be applied to other Nova Scotia communities, as the cost of living in Halifax is relatively higher than in other predominantly rural Nova Scotia communities. A unique aspect of the report is that the living wage formula takes into account a parent enrolled in two categories of three NSCC loans. The report estimates that the living wage for Halifax is $20.10 per hour per adult. Comparing NSCC rates of pay to this sustainable compensation standard, 87% of NSCC employees (including casual and student employees) earn more than $20.10 per hour. When casual and student staff are excluded, 93% of CNSC employees earn more than $20.10 per hour. As mentioned earlier, all full-time and part-time employees of the CCNSI are covered by a policy. However, casual workers or contractors are not included. Casual workers: The average hourly rate for casual workers varies, but for students and summer assistance, the range is between $11.50 and $15.50 per hour. That`s more than the current minimum wage in Nova Scotia of $10.70/hour.

Contractor Groups: NSCC contractor groups include certain locations where food and child care services are provided by third-party companies. These groups are not directly covered by the NCCS Compensation Guidelines. Casual workers: The average hourly rate for casual workers varies, but on average, they are about $11.50 to $15.50 per hour for students and summer help. That`s more than the current minimum wage in Nova Scotia of $10.70/hour. Source: www.livingwagecanada.ca/index.php/living-wage-communities/nova-scotia/ Source: www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/Nova%20Scotia%20Office/2015/06/CCPA-NS_Halifax_Living_Wage2015.pdf Under the faculty collective agreement, the lowest paid faculty at Level 1 (57,509.73 per year). .