Our bargaining team will resume negotiations with Parks Canada from November 21 – 24, 2017 in the nation’s capital. Our team is eager to make further progress towards a fair collective agreement for over 4,000 employees working at Parks Canada locations nationwide.
November 14, 2017
November 10, 2017
A tentative agreement between the Public Service Alliance Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been reached. The deal, covering more than 4,000 workers, includes a host of improvements to the collective agreement, and your bargaining team managed to remove all concessions from the table. Many improvements to the collective agreement were achieved including:
October 30, 2017
PSAC / UCTE members employed by NAV CANADA met at the NAV CANADA National Bargaining Conference from October 24-26, 2017 in Ottawa. They discussed important issues facing their workers and prepared for the upcoming round of collective bargaining. Conference delegates discussed current pension trends and mobilization efforts within the bargaining unit. They also selected and prioritized the bargaining demands our team will be taking to the table when they face the employer later this year.
October 29, 2017
October 23, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from October 16 to 20, 2017. The parties had productive discussions on all outstanding issues. Although no agreement was reached this week, we remain optimistic that a negotiated settlement could be reached when we are back at the bargaining table November 6-10, 2017.
October 20, 2017
Our bargaining team met with Parks Canada during the week of October 16, 2017. Despite assurances that workers would not be disadvantaged when Parks Canada transitioned to agency status, during this round of bargaining the employer is refusing to include the same protections, benefits, and opportunities that other federal public servants obtained. This treatment is shocking and disappointing, especially when the exceptional efforts and commitment from the membership has ensured the success of Canada 150 initiatives in Parks Canada locations across the country.
October 11, 2017
In May our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the CRA to discuss wage increases for 2014 and 2015, consistent with our collective agreement signed last year.
October 6, 2017
A member of our PSAC family needs a liver transplant. Our sister Diane, from the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), is battling both Lyme Disease and a badly damaged liver, which was attacked four years ago – probably by the Lyme Disease bacteria. Recently, her situation has become urgent. If anyone reading this would consider becoming a living donor for Diane please read on. First you must meet the basic criteria:
October 2, 2017
In November 2016, the Nunavut Employees Union signed an agreement with the Nunavut Government that includes a MOU that the employer shall contribute one cent (1¢) per worker per hours worked towards Social Justice Fund initiatives in Nunavut.
September 25, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22, 2017. Although progress is slow, the parties worked hard this week on all outstanding issues at the table and agreed to focus on priority areas. We are encouraged by the fact that the Employer removed the serious concessions that had been previously tabled under “Agency Transformation / Building For the Future”.