TC bargaining: Frustration mounts with Treasury Board 

Treasury Board yet again failed to respond to PSAC’s proposals during the latest round of negotiations with the Technical Services bargaining team March 22-24. 

Treasury Board’s stalling tactics are disrespectful, with representatives coming to the table empty-handed for months while also failing to respond to PSAC’s clear demands. This is unacceptable and an insult to TC members who continue to be on the frontlines of the pandemic serving Canadians. 

If this were not enough, the few crumbs that Treasury Board has proposed amount to concessions under the guise of “flexible work arrangements.” Their proposals would allow managers to change people's schedules on short notice or change day-workers into shift workers with little notice. The proposal would provide managers with more scheduling flexibility at your expense. 

PSAC expects Treasury Board to put forward their wage proposal at the Common Issues table during negotiations March 29-31. 

We put forward our wage offer of 4.5 per cent per year for all Treasury Board members at the Common Issues table last November. 

See PSAC’s final wage proposal

The TC bargaining team is also proposing several other important gains for members, including protections for hours of work, improvements to overtime, and fixing the long-broken classification system through the Occupational Group Structure review. 

The TC bargaining team will continue to push for fair wages, a better classification system, and reasonable working conditions for all TC members. 

Take action and show your support 

Your support is critical to our success at the table. As negotiations reach a pivotal moment, it is more important than ever to get involved and put pressure on the government to come to the table ready to negotiate fair wages and working conditions. 

Join our April 12 national panel on fair wages with a strong lineup of speakers. 

And register now for our April 14 day of action where PSAC members from across the country will be coming together to take action and flood the lines of MPs and cabinet ministers to urging them to come to the table ready to bargain. 

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April 1, 2022