Collective Bargaining Branch

September 19, 2017
Our bargaining team resumed bargaining with SSO during the week of Sept. 11.
August 31, 2017
Concerns have been raised over pay equity settlement payment calculations that were based on the number of hours worked and do not include paid leave, overtime rates, and designated paid holidays. Given that this issue affects the general implementation of the settlement between Statistical Survey Operations and the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the parties continue to work together to resolve this issue in a manner that will apply to all eligible employees.
July 31, 2017
This week, our bargaining team focused their efforts on union proposals.  We spent a considerable amount of time in caucus finalizing our outstanding demands. We gave the employer a presentation on domestic violence, in support of our demand currently at the table. We also countered the employer’s demand on short-term disability plan (STDP) definitions in order to address coverage shortcomings in the current plan.
July 27, 2017
Members whose hours of work were changed in 2014 during bargaining with Treasury Board have won back pay and benefits after the union filed a complaint. The Federal Public Service Labour Relations Act, like other labour laws in Canada, contains a provision that freezes the terms and conditions contained in collective agreements on the day that notice to bargain a new agreement is given. The freeze continues until a new agreement is either negotiated or awarded by an arbitrator, or until a strike takes place.
July 25, 2017
While Parliament is in recess over the summer, members of CIU’s National Board of Directors across the country are taking lobbying training and bringing our message to Members of Parliament. We’re talking to MPs about what it means to work for the Canada Border Services Agency and the importance of achieving a contract that provides parity with other law enforcement agencies.
July 18, 2017
We recommend that members file an appeal within 120 calendar days of their receipt of payment.
July 13, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the employer this week from July 11- 13, in Ottawa.  The meetings provided us with an opportunity to clarify our position on a number of our proposals, including Maternity and Parental Leave, Injury on Duty Leave and Family-Related Responsibilities Leave.  We also worked to strengthen the language of our Appendix “K”, Work Force Adjustment (WFA) provisions.
July 5, 2017
We met the employer in May.  We had some further discussion about our priorities to improve the plan, and on how we can update the plan document. 
June 20, 2017
As of today, it’s been three years since our contract expired. We have taken the government to court. We have taken the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) before the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB). Union members have picketed their workplaces – from Sarnia to Dorval Airport in Montreal, to PIA in Toronto, to downtown Vancouver. We have filed for a Public Interest Commission (PIC). Now is the time for us to take our message to MPs.
June 14, 2017
After much delay on the part of the employer, Treasury Board and PSAC have finally signed collective agreements for the PA, EB, TC and SV bargaining units.

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