The Technical Services (TC) bargaining team made their final case for Engineering and Scientific Support (EG) members to obtain pay parity during arbitration hearings on October 19 and 28.
Following the last round of negotiations, the TC bargaining team negotiated an arbitration process that would allow for members in the EG classification group to continue the push for pay parity with their counterparts at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). EGs in the TC group are currently paid 3.3% less than EGs at CFIA.
At the table, Treasury Board didn’t present a position on pay parity, so the TC team pushed forward with arbitration. Following arbitration, it’s clear Treasury Board does not think EGs working in the TC group should be paid the same as EGs working for CFIA. Members deserve equal pay for equal work.
The arbitrator will now make a binding decision on pay rates for EGs in the TC group.
PSAC expects the arbitrator’s decision to be released in the next few months.
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