As per the Public Service Labour Relations Act, our FB bargaining team filed for conciliation earlier this year when it became clear that the employer was not prepared to seriously address our issues.
Wednesday, November 1, the Joint Committee on rates of pay for ED-EST (12 months) held its first meeting. The Memorandum of Understanding found in Appendix N of our new collective agreement describes the mandate of this committee, which is comprised of union and employer representatives.
Our PSAC bargaining team was back in Ottawa from October 30 to November 3, 2017 for another week of bargaining.
The parties engaged in discussions and exchanged counter proposals on all issues remaining at the bargaining table.