PA and TC groups begin talks with Treasury Board on developing mental health support for at-risk workers

In the last round of negotiations, the Program and Administrative Services (PA) and Technical Services (TC) bargaining units negotiated Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to conduct a joint study on mental health support mechanisms. The study would focus on PSAC members who may be exposed to explicit and disturbing material, and/or potentially threatening situations while on the job.

A joint committee, co-chaired by a representative from PSAC and the employer, has started discussions to reach an agreement on the terms of reference used to guide the study. The study seeks to identify the most affected positions, the specific needs of the affected workers, and recommend the implementation of the best practices in mental health support mechanisms.

The study will review affected positions within:

  • Public Prosecutions Service of Canada (PPSC)
  • Parole Board of Canada (PBC)
  • Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
  • Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • Transport Canada (TC)
  • Transportation Safety Board (TSB)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
  • Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
  • Other departments or agencies in the core public administration agreed to by both parties.

The full study for both bargaining units is expected to be completed no later than June 20, 2022.

We will continue to provide updates on our progress. Please keep your contact information up to date via the member portal to receive the latest TB bargaining news

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April 1, 2021