Our SV bargaining team resumed negotiations with Treasury Board from June 15 to 18. The team made it clear at the bargaining table that we do not plan to back down on sick leave, despite the government’s threat to circumvent negotiations using provisions in Bill C-59. The Bill authorizes Treasury Board to unilaterally modify collective agreements to remove sick leave and impose a short- and long-term disability plan. The Supreme Court established the right to collective bargaining as a Charter right – and we will continue to defend that right.
June 19, 2015
The employer again presented their sick-leave plan, but we maintained our stance since they presented no improvements.
June 18, 2015
In negotiations this week with Treasury Board/CBSA, our FB bargaining team made it clear that we do not plan to back down on sick leave, despite the government’s threat to circumvent negotiations using provisions in Bill C-59
June 17, 2015
PSAC opposes the new Standard on Security Screening Employees have a right to privacy. While there are some times when privacy rights have to be balanced with security needs, privacy must be protected unless there is a clear security-related reason. We believe the new Standard on Security Screening goes way too far and most of the measures are not necessary to ensure security. The government has not shown any need for these new measures.
June 9, 2015
Actions that can be undertaken in locals and at the workplace Communication and mobilization Locals with members employed in contact centres can:
June 1, 2015
Our bargaining team came to Ottawa May 26th to 28th to prepare for the next round of negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
June 1, 2015
Treasury Board president Tony Clement needs to stop misleading Canadians about sick leave, says PSAC president Robyn Benson. See also: Federal government workers and sick leave: the facts “It's public service week, and instead of recognizing the important work these people do on behalf of Canadians, this government is accusing them of milking the system,” she said.
June 1, 2015
FACT: Unused sick days aren’t a “perk.” Federal government workers can’t cash out unused sick days or use them to retire early. It is misleading to cost unused sick leave as a $5 billion “liability”. Federal government workers can’t cash out their sick leave or use it to retire early. In fact, workers must leave any unused sick leave behind when they retire. That means that without more data, we can’t know how much is used and how much is left behind.
May 25, 2015
Since our contract with CRA expired in 2012, the government has agreed to economic improvements for tens of thousands of fellow public service employees, improvements that greatly exceed what we've been offered
May 15, 2015
In light of this recent attack by the government, our bargaining teams have decided not to engage in the round of negotiations scheduled for May 12-14.