TC group: Team discusses flexible work, health and safety

The Technical Services (TC) bargaining team met with the Treasury Board September 14-16 to continue negotiations.

Only non-monetary issues were discussed this round. The bargaining team is looking to make progress on these important issues before moving into discussions around wages and other monetary changes.

Some issues the bargaining team is prioritizing include:

  • Maintaining flexibility for hours of work to ensure members have numerous options to do their work. Members have shown resilience and dedication to their work throughout the pandemic and should have maximum flexibility going forward.

  • Improving health and safety for all members by including clear language ensuring that the employer is obligated to provide personal protective equipment to employees, and that they also provide proper training for workplace health and safety representatives.

  • Language protecting members who blow the whistle on wrongdoing. The existing whistleblower system does not adequately protect members who report wrongdoing in the workplace. All members should be protected from reprisals in such situations.

  • Occupational Group Structure (OGS) because getting a fair and modern classification system is at the root of getting members paid fairly for the work that they do. The OGS is the first step of this process. 

The bargaining team expects to meet with the employer again in the fall. They are firmly focused on getting a strong and fair deal for all TC members. 

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September 17, 2021