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


September 16, 2016

The PA bargaining team has done everything possible to try and negotiate an agreement with Treasury Board.

June 24, 2016

Any optimism we had was dashed almost immediately by the employer’s opening statement that they were willing to make some minor movements only on the condition that the union remove a significant number of our demands from the table. 

April 15, 2016

In negotiations this week with Treasury Board, our PA bargaining team called for the employer to join PSAC in a national joint committee...

March 11, 2016

Our PA bargaining team met Treasury Board at the bargaining table this week with renewed determination.  Unfortunately, the employer continued to display minimal interest in responding to our proposals.

February 5, 2016

The PA bargaining team came back to Ottawa with high hopes for a more productive bargaining relationship with the new Liberal government. Sadly, the Liberals’ new mandate for negotiations does not seem to be fully developed.

June 19, 2015

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has tabled bargaining demands calling for improvements to the working conditions of federal call centre workers.

June 18, 2015

PSAC demanding there be no further reduction in resources at Payment and Processing Services of Canada until an independent assessment can determine the impact of resource cuts

June 9, 2015

The action plan lays out steps the PSAC and Component leadership are prepared to take. 

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