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 23, 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”.
September 25, 2017
Covered organizations and members / Membres et organisations visés Treasury Board / Conseil du Trésor Canada Revenue Agency / Agence du revenu du Canada Parks Canada Agency/Agence Parcs Canada Statistical Survey Operations / Opérations des enquêtes statistiques Office of the Auditor General / Bureau du Vérificateur général Canadian Security Intelligence Service / Service canadien du renseignement de sécurité Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments
September 14, 2017
Our bargaining team will resume negotiations with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22. The Union Team is committed to reaching a fair renewal of the collective agreement and we hope the employer is prepared to resolve all outstanding issues. Stay informed and get involved Our bargaining team will keep you informed throughout this process. To stay informed and get involved:
July 27, 2017
13.Child care: making it a reality Child care is the ramp to women’s equality. PSAC sisters were instrumental in making child care an election issue. Now we have to ensure that the federal government and the provincial and territorial governments make this a reality. This workshop will provide hands-on tools and training for effective lobbying and help participants develop convincing arguments. Together, we can transform our vision for child care into a reality for all families, in all communities across the country.
July 26, 2017
1.Organizing an effective movement To bring about effective change, racially visible members need to be engaged and involved in their workplaces, unions and communities. This workshop will provide tools to motivate our members to work with community activists and take action on issues that affect our communities. Handouts