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Treasury Board

There are approximately 12,000 PSAC members in BC who work for the Treasury Board, in a huge variety of jobs. Here is a collection of news and bargaining information related to Treasury Board. For more information visit the national website.

January 25, 2013 - 9:27am •
The federal government is closing nine Veterans Affairs Canada district offices across the country, leaving veterans without access to in-person services, including counselling, in cities across Canada.Offices will close on February 28, 2014, bringing the number of job cuts at Veterans Affairs to 400 since last April. The cities affected are Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Windsor and Thunder Bay, Ontario; Brandon, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Prince George and Kelowna in British Columbia.
January 18, 2013 - 1:02pm •
We have had many inquiries from PSAC members about the new Family Day holiday in BC, which is coming up in February. Federal public sector collective agreements provide for 11 designated paid holidays, including a day in the opinion of the employer to be a provincial or civic holiday. Currently the civic holiday recognized by federal government employers is the first Monday in August. This means that federal public sector workers in BC will not be granted Family Day here in BC.Here is an example from the PA Agreement.
January 15, 2013 - 10:14am •
The Public Interest Commission (PIC) has released the TC report and recommendations, following the November 13-15 hearings.The TC bargaining team is now in the process of analyzing this report and determining next steps, namely whether the recommendations will lead to a return to the bargaining table, or if the team will ask members for a strike mandate.
December 19, 2012 - 9:20am •
On October 31, 2012, the Joint Learning Program (JLP) reached 2,000 workshops delivered. This represents over 40,000 participants from over 50 organizations, around 4,000 organizers, and 4,000 opportunities of facilitation.The demand for JLP has been growing The last 1,000 workshops were delivered in 30 months between April 2010 and October 2012. In comparison the first 1,000 were delivered in 40 months between January 2007 and March 2010. 297 workshops have been delivered in the British Columbia Region.
November 22, 2012 - 12:52pm •
The TC bargaining team made its submissions on its outstanding bargaining proposals before a Public Interest Commission in Ottawa on November 13-15, 2012.TC members underpaidYour team told the Commission that TC members are already underpaid according to a joint pay study done by the Employer and the Union in 2007-2008, and shouldn’t be put in a worse economic situation because of the significant concession the Employer is demanding on cessation of severance pay for voluntary departures.
November 13, 2012 - 9:30am •
Thanks for signing up for our regional TC bargaining list! We hope you find it informative and useful.  To avoid duplication, I’ve signed you up to get the national TC bargaing updates directly from headquarters: watch for those in your email inbox as well.
November 13, 2012 - 9:29am •
After a long wait, the TC Bargaining Team will appear before a Public Interest Commission (PIC) on November 13-15, 2012, to present our outstanding bargaining issues.Treasury Board will do the same, and both parties will respond to each other's submissions.This marks the first time PSAC will present to a Public Interest Commission under the Public Service Labour Relations Act, which came into effect in April, 2005.
November 1, 2012 - 10:45am •
After 138 days of hearings, 179 witnesses, and a review of over 3 million pages of documents, the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River submitted its final report on October 29th 2012. The government tabled the report in the House of Commons on October 31st.
October 29, 2012 - 4:05pm •
Greetings TC members in BC,As you know, PSAC has been trying to negotiate a new collective agreement for you since April 29, 2011. Your collective agreement determines your pay, benefits and other working conditions, and the PSAC is committed to achieving the best possible package for you.You likely have questions, such as
October 19, 2012 - 10:42am •
Yesterday the government crammed through Bill C-45, incorporating hundreds of pages of major legislative changes that Canadians have not been consulted on. This government knows it would lose public support if each of these initiatives were opened up to public scrutiny and debate.

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