In keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities, the union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members.
Aside from compensation for Phoenix damages, the impact of the Phoenix pay system is a central bargaining issue for each of PSAC’s federal public service bargaining units.
The Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearing for Parks Canada bargaining took place January 27 to 28, with mediation January 29 to 30.
As more than 140,000 PSAC members are still without new contracts or fair compensation for the Phoenix pay system disaster, the union has launched an ad campaign.
After unrelenting pressure, including legal action by PSAC, the government has finally completed the implementation of past collective agreements for all Treasury Board (TB) workers.
Negotiations for new collective agreements for most members began over a year ago, but the government has repeatedly refused our reasonable proposals for a just settlement.
Parks members have been bargaining since January, and each time they have been met with a reluctant, unprepared employer who continues to demonstrate they have been given no mandate on key issues.
Today, PSAC’s Parks bargaining team will be returning to Ottawa to negotiate with Parks Canada representatives. Meetings will take place over three days from May 28 to 30.
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