As we begin another round of bargaining with Treasury Board, negotiations now will take place in a much fairer bargaining environment thanks to the efforts of our members.
Since 2013, our union and our members have been fighting back against the Conservative government’s changes restricting our bargaining rights that were contained in their budget implementation bill, C-4.
Our recent win with Treasury Board President Scott Brison’s commitment to take immediate steps to restore these rights didn’t just happen. It was the result of our members taking action – their protests and demonstrations, their letter writing and lobbying, their engagement in our election activities.
All that work resulted in the Liberal government listening and acting and now all our members will benefit.
We still have a lot of work ahead to achieve a fair collective agreement but we have taken a very large step forward. Thank you.