PSAC and Treasury Board are back at the bargaining table this week with a mediator. The PA team and the common issues committee will be discussing important issues in an attempt to negotiate a settlement that respects public services and public service workers.
“We will continue to push for a fair deal for our members,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “We want a negotiated agreement, but we will not accept concessions.”
Key bargaining objectives
- Strong public services and fair treatment for workers if service delivery changes
- Wages that keep up with inflation and the job market
Given the stress and turmoil that many PSAC members faced during the period of public sector cuts and layoffs under the Harper government, we want to ensure that workforce adjustment operates in a fair, transparent and impartial manner.
The employer has proposed a memorandum of agreement to deal with sick leave, in order to allow for discussion. We have been very clear that any discussion must respect our principles:
- must be contained in the collective agreement
- must provide for wage replacement
- must preserve sick leave banks
- no third-party provider
More updates to come
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