PA group

PA Group Bargaining Team

Nathalie Rainville, Kate Hart, Tracey Cochrane, Toufic El Daher, Julie Chaisson (research officer), Stéphane Allard, Gail Lem (negotiator), Geoffrey Ryan, Nathalie Paulin, Louise Blouin, Kelly Bush, Travis Lahnalampi Biographical Notes


This document represents bargaining proposals of the Public Service Alliance of Canada for this round of negotiations with Treasury Board for the Program and Administrative Services (PA) bargaining unit.

Negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement expiring on June 20, 2014

Collective agreement

This group includes employees responsible for program administration, information services, communications, secretarial services, office equipment, administrative services, welfare programs, clerical functions and data processing.
Number in unit:
68 655
Expiry date:
June 20, 2014


May 21, 2015

Our PA Bargaining Team met in Ottawa on May 11, 2015 with our other Treasury Board bargaining teams, as well as PSAC negotiating teams from the Canada Revenue Agency, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and Parks Canada, to debate the impact of the Harper government’s omnibus Budget Implement Ac

May 11, 2015

Bargaining teams all decided to postpone this week’s round of negotiations in order to assess the implications of the government’s violation of our members’ rights, and evaluate all possible actions to defend them.

March 27, 2015

PSAC and Treasury Board have agreed to set up a joint task force on mental health.

March 27, 2015

The PA bargaining team met with Treasury Board March 24-26 and, along with other PSAC groups, reached an agreement on establishing a task force on mental health in the workplace.

January 16, 2015

The PA bargaining team met with Treasury Board from January 13-15 to put forward a number of proposals to advance PSAC’s vision for a healthy workplace.

November 21, 2014

During meetings with Treasury Board from November 18-20, our Bargaining Team proposed almost 30 amendments to the Workforce Adjustment Appendix.

November 19, 2014

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is calling on Treasury Board to immediately impose a moratorium on program and budget cuts at Veterans Affairs Canada.

September 12, 2014

We come to the bargaining table every three years or so to improve wages and working conditions for our members. We are interested in negotiating any provisions that will result in a healthier workplace and will improve the public service. 

July 11, 2014

Negotiations for a new contract for PA members took place from July 8-10. Our team made it clear to Treasury Board that we will not negotiate concessions.

July 10, 2014

This week, PSAC began the formal bargaining process with Treasury Board, negotiations that will impact more than 100,000 members.