An attempt by Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino to quell growing outrage over VAC office closures appears to have backfired, leaving veterans even more determined to stop the closures.
CFIA bargaining got off to a rocky start this week, with the Employer bargaining team flatly rejecting almost every single recommendation made by the Public Interest Commission.
The increase in union dues for PA members did not take place for the months of July, August, September, and October. As a result, members of the PA group have been remitting their union dues based on previous salary-levels.
Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure.
Leading experts on labour law say that the hastily drafted changes to the labour law and health and safety laws in Bill C-4 have undermined the quality of the laws and the democratic process.
After two years of trying to reach an agreement with management at Communications Security Establishment (CSE), negotiations broke off and the PSAC filed for conciliation with the Public Service Labour Relations Board.
In an effort to make progress, the parties have agreed to reconvene talks with the assistance of a federal mediator of the Public Service Labour Relations Board.
PSAC National President Robyn Benson urged the House of Commons Finance Committee today to remove the proposed changes to the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA) from Bill C-4. The change
PSAC's National Executive Vice-President presented to the house committee on human resources and skills development Nov. 22, urging the committee to amend the government's latest budget implementation bill to remove provisions that would weaken federal health and safety regulations.
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Robyn Benson, National president
Chris Aylward, Executive Vice-President