TC group wraps up arbitration for pay parity

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. 

View PSAC’s written submission to this arbitration process.

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. 

Show your support 

Your support is critical to our success at the table. Meet your bargaining team and learn why they got involved in this round of negotiations, and show your support with our bargaining graphics:  

Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date via the member portal to receive all the latest updates about the arbitration process and bargaining. 



November 6, 2021