Last time at the bargaining table
Our bargaining team met with the employer in November and were frustrated with the employer’s unwillingness to agree on key points:
- Absent from the Parks Canada’s bargaining mandate were a number of items already achieved in the core public service, such as job security provisions.
- Both parties agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that deals with enhanced measures to address recruitment and retention of Compensation Advisors to help address Phoenix issues affecting our members.
- However, the employer declined to sign the MOU prior to the completion of the November session.
Wrapping up 2017
Our team hoped to be back at the bargaining table in December to put the MOU into effect and to reach a tentative agreement before year end. Despite their efforts, no dates were confirmed for the remaining days of 2017.
The Parks bargaining team is extremely disappointed in the Agency’s refusal to help relieve the financial hardship our members are experiencing due to Phoenix, or to come to a tentative agreement, particularly before the holiday season.
PSAC is proud of the unwavering dedication and outstanding performance of our membership throughout this year’s Canada 150 celebrations despite the Agency’s treatment of its employees. These celebrations were a success because of you.
Looking ahead to 2018
Our bargaining team is determined to ensure that the rights and benefits of Parks employees are in line with the rest of the federal public service. Although no commitment has been made to dates in 2018, our team is hopeful that the new year will bring further progress toward a fair collective agreement.