Collective Bargaining Branch

May 19, 2017
Our bargaining team met with Canada Post Corporation on May 16 and 17, 2017. We had asked the employer to provide us with detailed information about their efforts to resolve existing surplus situations. The employer provided some of this information this week and committed to provide the balance of the information at our next meeting for our review and analysis. We continue to ask you to give us feedback on the employer’s proposal to change our current job security provisions.
May 18, 2017
At the request of the employer, the SSO bargaining session scheduled from June 13 to 15, 2017, has been cancelled due to changes on the employer’s bargaining team.
May 9, 2017
Our bargaining team met with SSO during the week of May 1. The team started the week in caucus, where we had planned to review SSO’s proposals, but unfortunately the documents provided by our employer contained many errors and lacked clarity.
May 5, 2017
We tabled a pay proposal to mirror what was achieved at the core public administration. This includes market and wage adjustments, grid restructuring and harmonization.
April 18, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the Canada Post Corporation on April 11 and 12, 2017. We spent some time questioning the Corporation about their intent with regard to their proposed overhaul of our current Job Security provisions. We are still very interested in receiving feedback on this proposal by emailing .
April 3, 2017
Our CAPI and CATI bargaining teams met with SSO March 17, 2017, to open this round of bargaining and exchange our initial proposals. Regrettably, the employer’s team was not even half there, which we told SSO was very disrespectful to us and to the bargaining process. We expect the employer will not continue to demonstrate this attitude as we pursue bargaining.
March 31, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the Agency on March 28, 29 and 30. During this round of bargaining, the Agency withdrew its proposal to implement a short-term disability program to replace our current sick leave provisions. The Agency reserved the right to table language regarding employee wellness. Progress was also made on several non-monetary items. Negotiations are scheduled to resume on May 2-4 and July 11-13. Our negotiating team thanks you for your ongoing patience and support.
March 31, 2017
In order to prioritize the workload of the compensation community and to allow Phoenix pay-related matters to be addressed first, the Treasury Board has recently issued an information bulletin to departments providing direction regarding automatic compensatory cash-out. The overtime articles in our five Treasury Board collective agreements (PA, TC, EB, SV and FB groups) provide employees with the option for overtime to be paid by compensatory leave rather than pay in a fiscal year.
March 28, 2017
Our bargaining team will meet again with Parks Canada this month to resume negotiations for a new collective agreement. Our team will meet with the Agency on March 28, 29 and 30. We will provide a bargaining update at the end of this session. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support!
February 27, 2017
Due to scheduling conflicts, our bargaining session with Parks Canada scheduled for January 2017 has been postponed to March 28 to 30, 2017. We will have a bargaining update at the end of that session.