What can union activists do when the employer refuses to meet its WFA obligations?

It is expected that most departments and agencies will try to meet their obligations.  There are many past examples of situations  in which the union and management have shown that by working together they could minimize unwanted job loss in workforce adjustment situations.  It is anticipated  that most departments will welcome the opportunity to work with the unions as closely as possible to achieve the best outcome for everyone.

Having said this, there may be some departments and agencies that refuse to meet their obligations to the collective agreement and to their employees. When these situations occur the union side of Workforce Adjustment  Committees  at all levels are strongly encouraged to document the employer's actions and statements.

A process is in place to facilitate  coordinated political  and complaint/grievance  action by component and PSAC leadership.


November 28, 2011