What does the WFAA oblige the employer to do?


The Agency must:

  • Consult with the union as soon as possible.
  • Maximize employment opportunities for indeterminate  employees.
  • When possible, provide alternative employment opportunities and give employees every “reasonable opportunity” to continue their careers as Agency employees.
  • Where there are no job opportunities within the Agency, assist employees in finding alternative employment in the public service
  • Make sure employees are treated equitably.
  • Establish joint Work Force Adjustment Committees.
  • Review the use of private temporary employment services, consultants, contractors, term employees and all other non-indeterminate employees and where practicable not re-engage them when it will facilitate the appointment of surplus or laid-off persons.
  • Identify situations where retraining can help workers continue their careers.
  • Advise employees in writing about their status and any change to it.

Additional employer obligations can be found in Part I of the WFAA.



September 16, 2013