The government has 180 days from ratification to implement the new agreements – a longer than usual grace period. In return, the workers each receive a lump sum payment of $400. The airline says the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has informed it that the Agreement reached on July 17 has been ratified by its members. Dany Richard, president of ACFO, said the deal was fair to everyone and found that it was reached without a stalemate. Scott Doherty, executive assistant to Unifor`s national president, said six separate agreements — one for each crown, including the Water Security Agency — were ratified Friday. Since the phoenix pay system, plagued by problems, has struggled to implement new collective agreements in the past, these agreements give the employer more time to adjust. Printed copies of the agreement in both languages are sent to all sites as soon as printing is complete. Earlier this month, THE PIPSC and ACFO also agreed on a settlement offer with the government to compensate workers for the stress caused by Phoenix`s wage problems. Under this agreement, employees receive 1.25 days of paid leave for each year they had to look into the system, which means five additional days off for most employees. . . .