The FB bargaining team continued their push to make Canada Border Services Agency a better place to work during talks with Treasury Board/CBSA the week of January 20, but the employer still refuses to budge on any meaningful improvements. Our team highlighted issues around: Name tags: The employer still insists that officers must display their names on name tags. Our team reiterated that this practice puts officers at risk and is unacceptable.
January 21, 2020
Last week, mediation between Treasury Board and PSAC ended without a tentative agreement as government representatives refused to make progress on PSAC’s key demands. The session covered both common issues as well as those specific to the PA unit - 90,000 federal public service workers in Program & Administrative Services.
January 6, 2020
Canada Post and PSAC-UPCE have agreed to enter into early negotiations to reach a new collective agreement before the current one expires in August 2020. This is essentially a renewal of the current collective agreement, however each party will submit a “short list” of six non-contentious issues to be discussed at the negotiating table along with wage increases. The parties set January 15, 2020, to begin negotiations for a duration of no more than 20 days. This can be extended if the two parties mutually agree to it.
January 6, 2020
The TC (Technical Services) bargaining team was in two days of hearings at the Public Interest Commission (PIC) followed by two days of mediation from December 17 to 19. Unfortunately, there has been no progress in negotiations, as the employer is deeply entrenched in its own positions.
December 18, 2019
The EB (Education and Library Science) bargaining team was in two days of hearings at the Public Interest Commission (PIC) followed by two days of mediation from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12. Unfortunately, there has been no progress in negotiations, as the employer is deeply entrenched in its own positions.
December 8, 2019
November 29, 2019
Effective December 1, 2019, the coverage of your PSAC Free $5,000 basic life insurance plan will be increasing from $5,000 to $10,000. Coverage will also be extended from 70 years old to 80 for members in good standing. Plus, the accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance will also be increasing from $5,000 to $10,000. No action is required on your part because the change in coverage level will be automatically applied to your policy on December 1, 2019.
November 27, 2019
The unions representing Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees are demanding immediate action to address abuse of authority and harassment by management at the agency. In a video released today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) outline several cases which have gone unaddressed by CBSA.
November 22, 2019
PSAC dues are based on the political structure of the union. All members belong to a local, which may have a local dues rate (adopted at its Annual General Meeting). All locals – except for Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs) – are affiliated with a component, which has a dues rate that is adopted at the component’s Triennial Convention. And finally, each component is affiliated with PSAC, which has a rate that is adopted at the National Triennial Convention. All dues rates are democratically decided.
November 20, 2019
The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, part of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, has been working to modernize several classification groups in the core public service. This work is intended to align classification groups, many of which are decades old, with the work of today’s public service. PSAC is ensuring that consultation takes place and that our members are kept informed throughout the process.