Our bargaining team returned to the negotiating table for three days during the week of December 12. We are all eager to reach a new collective agreement, and our bargaining team is working hard to negotiate improvements.
Our bargaining team held three days of bargaining with SSO during the week of November 20. We focused on our key bargaining issues: hours of work, job security and term employment. We did this with the support of our members across the country.
PSAC will soon begin the process to negotiate improvements to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). As we prepare for these negotiations, we want to hear from you to better understand what changes you’d like to see. Please fill out this survey to tell us what’s most important to you.
PSAC has filed an unfair labour practice complaint with the Public Service Labour and Employment Relations Board due to the employer’s ongoing refusal to allow the union to post bargaining updates in the workplace.
Such refusal violates our legal right to share information with our members about bargaining and interferes in the work we do to represent you, our members. We have asked the labour board to ensure SSO immediately cease and desist from preventing employees from engaging in these lawful union activities.
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.”