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.