The SV bargaining team met with Treasury Board for four days this week. Although there was movement on some issues, the employer’s position has not changed on any of the important ones. Workforce adjustment Treasury Board held to its position that the Workforce Adjustment Appendix does not require any changes. We strongly disagree, given the stress and turmoil that so many PSAC members faced during a four-year period of public sector cuts and layoffs.
June 24, 2016
Our EB bargaining team met with the employer four times over the past week and a half, with discussions centering on our pay proposal, sick leave, workforce adjustment and other outstanding proposals. PSAC pay proposal We tabled proposals for a variety of fair-market adjustments to our members’ wages to address longstanding wage gaps. In addition, we also proposed four new allowances and an improvement to an existing allowance.
June 13, 2016
Our CFIA bargaining team met with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency June 8-10 in Ottawa. We continued discussions on non-monetary proposals and signed off on a number of administrative and house cleaning items that were agreed to last session. The employer tabled the Treasury Board (TB) proposal on sick leave / short -term disability plan. This proposal is concessionary in nature and has been rejected by all bargaining agents in the core public service, as well as separate agencies.
June 9, 2016
If you recently received a letter from Canada Post through the Canada Revenue Agency regarding pay equity, please note that it is legitimate.
April 15, 2016
In negotiations this week with Treasury Board, our PA bargaining team called for the employer to join PSAC in a national joint committee...
April 15, 2016
FB team takes CBSA and Treasury Board to task over heavy-handedness of CBSA management
March 11, 2016
Our PA bargaining team met Treasury Board at the bargaining table this week with renewed determination. Unfortunately, the employer continued to display minimal interest in responding to our proposals.
March 10, 2016
CBSA is a law enforcement agency. Officers working at CBSA should be afforded the same pension benefit as other enforcement workers.
February 5, 2016
The PA bargaining team came back to Ottawa with high hopes for a more productive bargaining relationship with the new Liberal government. Sadly, the Liberals’ new mandate for negotiations does not seem to be fully developed.
February 1, 2016
PSAC Treasury Board bargaining teams are back in Ottawa this week for bargaining. “The focus for the teams continues to be bargaining a solid agreement that will strengthen the public service. PSAC expects the new Liberal government to live up to its commitments to respect our Charter right to free collective bargaining and to restore the public services our members provide,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. Key bargaining objectives