Collective Bargaining Branch

July 6, 2018
Our PSAC/UTE bargaining team met with the CRA from July 3 to 5 to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement.
June 19, 2018
The bargaining teams met in Ottawa from June 12 to 14, 2018, in a last ditch effort to reach a collective agreement that addresses long standing concerns of our hard-working members across the country in both office and field units.
June 18, 2018
Arbitrator Joy Noonan ruled on June 13, 2018, that current and former Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) employees eligible for pay equity shall be entitled to additional compensation for paid leaves not included in SSO’s initial pay equity payments.
May 14, 2018
Just two weeks after our April session, our bargaining team met with the employer again in Ottawa from May 8 to 10, 2018, to continue bargaining. Our team tabled our pay proposal that, in addition to percentage wage increases, includes proposals to restructure our pay grid and market wage adjustments in line with our CR 3 and CR 5 comparators in the core public service.
April 23, 2018
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from April 17 to 19, 2018. Apart from holding discussions on issues common to the Field and Office units, we also held separate discussions for each unit, in order to properly deal with issues and proposals that are specific to each one. Although we still have a number of outstanding non-monetary proposals, the two parties worked hard and managed to reach an agreement on a number of issues. For the Office unit in particular, we signed off on Article 38 on Leave for Family Related Responsibilities.
April 13, 2018
This week, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) served notice to the Treasury Board to begin collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of its membership.
March 8, 2018
PSAC members of the Joint Committee on rates of pay for ED-EST 12 month teachers met in Ottawa to discuss and prepare a proposal that will be presented to Treasury Board in order to establish national rates of pay for 12 month teachers.
February 19, 2018
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from February 13 to 15. The parties had productive discussions on outstanding issues for both Field and Office units, with specific focus on key clauses dealing with Job Security, Hours of Work and Term Employment. Although we reached no agreement on these items this week, the discussion was positive, and we remain optimistic that a negotiated settlement could be reached.
January 24, 2018
Treasury Board did not update its leave system to include Union leave (Peoplesoft code 641) before January 1st. Treasury Board estimates it will have the necessary coding completed by February 15th.
December 22, 2017
On November 10, 2017, after two years of negotiations, our bargaining team finally reached a tentative agreement with CFIA. Our bargaining team unanimously recommends ratification of our new agreement.

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