Following a case conference with the Ontario Superior Court last week, a new date for the hearing of our injunction application on C-59 has been set for March 1-2, 2016. The parties consented to the adjournment as a sign of good faith to give the new government elect an opportunity to confirm their campaign promises of not exercising their powers under C-59, the law that allowed the government to unilaterally change provisions in federal government employee contracts and skip over collective bargaining.
October 29, 2015
September 4, 2015
Negotiations stalled when the employer walked away from the bargaining table March 10, refusing to discuss paid sick leave for our military veterans.
August 6, 2015
Members of the Union of Northern Workers employed by the Town of Hay River have ratified a new collective agreement.
August 6, 2015
Our bargaining team met with the employer on July 21, 22 and 23.
July 30, 2015
If you still haven’t filled our survey on violence in the workplace, we urge you to take a few minutes of your time to answer a few quick questions.
July 27, 2015
Following the last unsuccessful round of mediation, the CRA commissioner decided to take the unusual step of communicating with us in an effort to explain their severance proposal yet again. Using creative examples, they have tried to convince us to accept a proposal with our own money. Severance is in the collective agreement as we speak. The money the employer is floating around in those examples is already ours. What’s more, the commissioner actually failed to mention an important side of the story. None of the examples provided speak to what we stand to lose.
July 9, 2015
The PSAC is launching a new survey to solicit information from our members on their experiences with violence in the workplace.
July 8, 2015
PSAC’s website now helps members connect with their local union representative.
June 1, 2015
Bargaining teams for both the Regional Office and Field Interviewer groups have finally reached the finish line in our protracted round of bargaining with Treasury Board. The two teams met jointly with SSO on May 26, 27 and 28, 2015, to negotiate language to ensure that the employer corrects inconsistencies between an employee’s assigned work week and the actual hours worked by the employee. Both boards of arbitration ruled on all of the other outstanding issues between the parties, but directed that PSAC and SSO return to the bargaining table to resolve this issue.
March 27, 2015
This memorandum of understanding is to give effect to the understanding reached between the Employer and Public Service Alliance of Canada regarding issues of mental health in the workplace. The task force, comprised of a technical committee and a steering committee, is established with a long-term focus and commitment from senior leadership of the parties. It will focus on continuous improvement and the successful implementation of measures to improve mental health in the workplace.