Collective bargaining is how PSAC and management come up with the terms and conditions of employment for our members. Provincial or federal labour legislation establishes rules for how negotiations take place and how disputes are handled.

Each bargaining agent also has rules about:

  • how member input is gathered;
  • how decisions are made about bargaining proposals;
  • who does the bargaining.

PSAC's rules are listed in Regulation 15 of our Constitution.


Office worker
PSAC represents 123,856 federal public service workers working for the Treasury Board of Canada
University teaching assistant
Members working at private employers, municipal governments & the academic sector
Canada Revenue Headquarters
Comprising 35,868 members across Canada, CRA is PSAC's second largest bargaining unit
Grain pouring into weigh station
CFIA comprises 4,027 members that safeguard the food that Canadians eat
Air traffic control tower
Representing 247 members working at NAV CANADA locations across Canada
Lake Louise National Park
Representing over 4,070 Parks Canada members from coast to coast to coast
Stack of mail
Representing 1,396 members in administration, communications and technical positions
SSO bargaining team photo
Representing 1,253 Statistics Canada members across Canada
Comprises over 1,000 RCMP Civilian Members who will be pay matched in the PA, TC, EB and SV classifications
NPF workers on strike
Representing almost 600 members working at the Non-Public Funds across Canada

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