In 2016, we celebrated the 50th birthday of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. Working together over five decades, we have won major gains for our members, and we have contributed to Canada being a better place for all who live here.
January 6, 2017
December 19, 2016
Defined benefit pension plans Target benefit pension plans Guarantees a set amount of benefits for life after retirement based on earnings and years of service. Aims for a target amount of benefits, which can be reduced if the plan cannot fully fund those benefits.
November 16, 2016
The PA bargaining team returned to the bargaining table from November 1-9, 2016, only to find the employer’s mandate was largely unchanged. Some gains Our team was pleased to make progress on improved language for bereavement and family related responsibility leave and on disciplinary meetings. The employer also partially addressed both the proposals for an improved allowance for compensation advisors and the harmonization of allowances for our members who work in federal prisons.
November 16, 2016
The EB bargaining team met with the employer for a six-day marathon bargaining session from November 4 to 9. The employer failed to adequately address our key issues related to fair compensation, recognition and respect. The employer’s comprehensive offer also failed to adequately address our monetary priorities and sought to remove protective language in the collective agreement.
November 8, 2016
Bargaining with Treasury Board continues for the PA, SV, EB, FB and TC groups.
November 4, 2016
All five bargaining tables are currently in negotiations with Treasury Board. We will continue to provide updates as negotiations continue.
November 1, 2016
PSAC was back at the bargaining table today to resume negotiations for new collective agreements. Revised mandate Treasury Board has indicated that they have a revised mandate on some of the key issues in this round of bargaining. PSAC’s bargaining priorities Healthier workplaces Strong public services Fair treatment for workers if service delivery changes We will provide updates throughout the week. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support!
October 20, 2016
Our bargaining team met with the Corporation on October 18 and 19, 2016. The employer gave several presentations on the state of the business, and we exchanged proposals. Read our union’s proposals Read the employer’s proposals Negotiations will continue on January 17 and 18, 2017, and February 21, 22, and 23, 2017, and we will provide further updates after these meetings.
October 13, 2016
Members of PSAC-UPCE are poised to bargain with Canada Post Corporation, starting Oct. 18, 2016, a day after the bargaining team’s caucus. Our bargaining team will sit with the employer for a two-day session next week and will discuss the important issues raised by the members during the bargaining conference last April.
October 13, 2016
PSAC/UTE members working for the Canada Revenue Agency ratified a new collective agreement with their employer today. This puts an end to a bargaining process that took more than four years. The union’s negotiating team reached a tentative agreement with the CRA in August. This came after PSAC/UTE members rejected an earlier offer from the employer and demanded fair compensation. “It has been a long road, but our members finally have a new contract,” said Bob Campbell, National President of the Union of Taxation Employees.