Canadian Forces Bases in Greenwood and Kingston are letting go of cleaning staff who have provided high-quality, dependable service to the base for decades. We’ve all heard stories of service quality declining when private companies replace public sector workers. These jobs should be good jobs, in the public service, with workers who provide quality service and continuity to base members.
August 15, 2018
August 1, 2018
Our bargaining team met with the employer July 3 – 6 in Ottawa to continue negotiations. Despite the progress that was made during the last set of meetings, the employer was unwilling to agree on key proposals that would give NAV CANADA members parity with similar workers throughout the organization. Our bargaining team and the employer both agreed to pursue mediation to move past this point in negotiations.
July 26, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is issuing a call-out for equity group members to attend the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference. PSAC equity activists (Indigenous Peoples, racialized workers, LGBTQ2+ members, and members with disabilities), Regional Women's Committee (RWC) members, and young worker activists (35 years old or younger) are encouraged to apply.
July 17, 2018
Despite numerous delays by the employer, the collective agreement for members working at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has been signed by both parties and will be printed and shared with members shortly. The collective agreement is also available online.
July 12, 2018
As Treasury Board bargaining resumed this week, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) responded to the employer’s proposals with a clear mandate for improvements to working conditions.
July 12, 2018
Federal public service workers suffering from Phoenix are finally receiving better service now that the contracted-out call centre has transitioned to one fully staffed by federal public service employees.
July 5, 2018
PSAC will be offering webinars for members who volunteered to be Pay Advocates on how to address common problems with Phoenix. Participants will explore the steps to take when handling pay problems that occur due to transfer of positions or overtime. They will also explore the claims process when employees are seeking reimbursements for costs incurred due to Phoenix errors, such as paying interest on loans. The webinars will take place on July 17, 2018, in French and July 18 in English and will cover two topics:
June 25, 2018
The cyclical review of the NJC’s Commuting Assistance Directive will begin in December 2018. The Directives can be found on the NJC’s website. Please submit your proposals for changes to Andrea Dean by no later than Friday, November 16, 2018, attached is an Input Call Form. We will also post a short notice of the input call on the PSAC’s website along with the Form.
June 22, 2018
Operational Services (SV) group proposals at-a-glance
June 22, 2018
The EB group includes employees responsible for education, education support and library services. The EB bargaining team exchanged bargaining proposals with the employer last May, tabling group-specific demands that include pay and allowances, travel time, overtime, professional development, leave and hours of work and prep time.