I want to thank everyone who came out on June 8 to make our National Day of Action the overwhelming success that it was. In every province and territory of our country, in isolated outposts, in rural communities and in major city centres, we spoke with one united and powerful voice. Together, we sent a loud and clear message to the employer. Respect us, and respect our bargaining teams. We will accept nothing less. We are done with waiting for the “sunny ways” which we’ve been promised to translate into meaningful change at the bargaining table.
June 10, 2016
A House of Commons Special Committee on Pay Equity is recommending a new proactive federal law for public and private sector workers. “We are very pleased with the Committee’s report – It’s Time to Act recommending the government accept the overall direction of the 2004 Federal Pay Equity Task Force report and adopt the majority of its recommendations,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.
June 9, 2016
If you recently received a letter from Canada Post through the Canada Revenue Agency regarding pay equity, please note that it is legitimate.
June 8, 2016
PSAC members who work within Treasury Board, Parks Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are taking part in actions all across Canada today.
April 15, 2016
Our team met with Treasury Board negotiators in Ottawa during the week of April 11, 2016. General Economic Increases All five PSAC tables proposed a general economic increase of 3% per year this week. This is in addition to the allowances that our team has, or will be making in subsequent bargaining sessions.
April 15, 2016
Our EB bargaining team met face-to-face with the employer three times this week, with discussions centering on the following: Sick Leave Our position is that we continue to seek either a renewal or improvements to the current sick leave regime. General Economic Increases All PSAC tables proposed a general economic increase of 3% per year this week. This is in addition to the allowances and market adjustments that our team has or will be making in subsequent bargaining sessions.
March 11, 2016
Our bargaining team met with the employer for three days this week. We opened discussions on some monetary issues and had further discussions on workforce adjustment and sick leave. Pay study and Allowances Our team opened discussions with the employer on the Joint Pay Study and tabled demands on allowances for SC, GL and GS (Diplomatic Couriers) groups. Workforce Adjustment
March 11, 2016
Our EB bargaining team met face-to-face with the employer three times this week, with discussions centering on the following: WFA We reiterated the need for significant changes to the Workforce Adjustment Appendix in this round of bargaining. Our demands seek to make the rules more transparent and reduce the significant anxiety the process causes workers.
March 4, 2016
PSAC and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency bargaining teams will be back at the table next week to resume negotiations that began at the end of September 2015. A bargaining session scheduled for January was postponed in order to allow the employer to secure a new mandate from the new Liberal government. The goal of PSAC in this round of bargaining is to arrive at a fair collective agreement that values the work and contributions of CFIA employees.
February 29, 2016
PSAC members working at Nav Canada voted to ratify a tentative agreement that had been reached between the employer and the union last January 2016. The series of ratification vote meetings across the country ended on Feb. 25, 2016. The new collective agreement will expire on Dec. 31, 2017.