Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22, 2017.
Although progress is slow, the parties worked hard this week on all outstanding issues at the table and agreed to focus on priority areas. We are encouraged by the fact that the Employer removed the serious concessions that had been previously tabled under “Agency Transformation / Building For the Future”.
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Our bargaining team will resume negotiations with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22. The Union Team is committed to reaching a fair renewal of the collective agreement and we hope the employer is prepared to resolve all outstanding issues.
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from June 20 to 22, 2017.
After much delay, the two parties met for three days in Ottawa and were able to sign off on a few amendments to the collective agreement including:
definition of the family
leave for family related responsibilities
The Employer also removed their demand to roll-back sick leave provisions in the collective agreement
The latest update on Phoenix, shows a large remaining backlog of cases. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) provided the latest information on the public service pay system in a media teleconference on June 2.
“We are not surprised,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “It’s been almost 18 months since the government launched Phoenix and it feels like we are nowhere near the end of this mess.”