Government’s collective agreement delays broke the law

The Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has declared that the federal government has violated its obligations under the law by failing to meet the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements.

“Now that the Board has made its declaration, it is time for the government take responsibility for its failure and negotiate compensation for our members,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “Phoenix might be the reason, but it is not an excuse. PSAC will continue to hold this government to account at every opportunity until they fix the mess they have created.”

This declaration is a preliminary response to a complaint filed by PSAC on behalf of its 100,000 members covered under these agreements. The Board has also ordered the government provide an update on implementation, as well as a timeline for when it will be completed, for each of the four agreements.

A copy of the preliminary order will soon be made available. PSAC will continue to keep its members updated on developments. 



February 1, 2018