Memorandum signed to implement PSAC salary protection grievance

We are pleased to announce that PSAC and Treasury Board have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that details how salary protection will apply to employees included in the two groups covered by our policy grievance.

Our signing of this MOA comes in the wake of the Federal Court of Appeal decision on May 24, 2017, which upheld our grievance victory. The salary protection grievance involved PSAC members who transferred into the core public service from separate agencies.

Two groups of workers are affected

The MOA covers two groups of workers who had been classified under unique classification standards:

  • About 80 former employees of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), who were told in the fall of 2011 they would move to Shared Services Canada (SSC)
  • About 60 employees who work on Canada Day festivities who were transferred from the National Capital Commission (NCC) to Canadian Heritage (PCH) in September 2013

Employees to be covered under new collective agreements

Affected employees will, as of June 27, 2017, now be covered by the relevant collective agreement of their “reclassified” position, as follows:

  • Those who were reclassified as CR, AS or PM will be under the PA Collective Agreement.
  • Those who were reclassified as GT will be under the TC collective agreement.
  • Those who were reclassified to the PG classification will now be covered by the AV collective agreement which is represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). We will be passing on your name and contact information to a representative at PIPSC.

The MOA includes details on:

  • who is covered
  • the salary increases, which will come into effect retroactively
  • how future negotiated increases will apply
  • severance pay implications

A copy of the MOU will be made available to affected employees upon request.

Are you affected? Contact us

PSAC will be reaching out to all affected members. The decision may apply to people who may have since resigned, or retired, retired or moved to another position or agency since the transfer. The departments will start the process, but in each case a local officer will be responsible for working with the department to ensure we have a complete and accurate list of members.

If you are or think you may be affected, please contact us:





June 29, 2017