Talks continued between Treasury Board and the bargaining team representing more than 1,000 RCMP Civilian Members during negotiations for their first collective agreement with PSAC February 25.
The team provided context and clarity around some of the key issues raised during the first round of negotiations, including increased flexibility for RCMP employees looking to change positions within the public service, protecting the vacation entitlements of CMs, and improved sick leave provisions.
PSAC's proposals aim to address the differences between the terms and conditions of employment with the RCMP and those contained in the collective agreements of the federal public service.
Our team was clear — Treasury Board needs to come back to us with improvements to their offer on transition measures for sick leave and vacation leave entitlements.
Unfortunately, the employer did not have any new information to provide about the status of deeming.
Talks are expected to resume in April, though dates have not been confirmed, at which point we expect a counteroffer from the employer, or we will move to arbitration to settle the outstanding issues.
Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date to receive all the latest updates. If you have any questions about deeming, union representation or how to contact your USJE local or regional vice-president, reach out to CM-INFO-MC@psac-afpc.com.