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Bargaining

PSAC negotiates wages and working conditions for employees in almost 150 Locals and in hundreds of workplaces in our region. See below for national and regional updates.

Visit the national website for specific updates on all current national negotiations: Treasury Board, CRA, Parks Canada, and FB group.

Specific regional bargaining updates

August 12, 2019 - 2:15pm •
July 3, 2019 - 10:19am •
PSAC is happy to announce that a new collective agreement has been ratified by members of the Swissport Canada fuel services bargaining unit at Vancouver International Airport. The agreement, which was achieved with the assistance of a federal conciliation officer, expires October 2021 and includes a fair wage increase and improvements to shift premiums. The employer has also committed to addressing members’ concerns around part-time workers, with binding arbitration to take place should the union and the company not reach an agreement.
July 2, 2019 - 11:57am •
On June 12, the payday during National Public Service Week, PSAC members at worksites across BC took action to let the government know we want a fair deal at the bargaining table and we deserve a fair Phoenix settlement. Lots more photos here at Facebook. PSAC has been committed to achieving a new contract for our members in the PA, SV, TC, and EB groups that ensures fair economic increases, improves work-life balance, strengthens job security, and closes wage gaps with the private sector.
July 2, 2019 - 8:32am •
PSAC’s bargaining team representing members at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a fourth bargaining session for a new collective agreement between June 11 and 13. 
June 27, 2019 - 3:11pm •
The Swissport bargaining team, comprised of Barry Tchir, Ron Chohan, John Alexandrakis, Ravi Dhami, Devin Glass, and Erna Post are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement for members working as fuelers at YVR has been achieved. The bargaining team last met with the employer June 21, 22, 23 and 26, 27 and worked hard alongside a federal conciliation officer to reach a fair tentative agreement, which the team is recommending that the membership vote in favour of.
June 18, 2019 - 9:33am •
Our PSAC-Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) bargaining team representing Border Services (FB) rejected concessions to job security and again pushed for 25 and out retirement during negotiations with Treasury Board/Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) the week of June 10.
June 13, 2019 - 3:36pm •
The bargaining team representing approximately 400 members of PSAC DCL 20500, the Commissionaires Union, met with employer in Victoria for the full week of May 27. Normally bargaining begins with an exchange of preliminary proposals that are non-monetary. Once these proposals discussed in detail, the two parties move to monetary items like wages, shift premiums, the duration of the agreement, etc.
June 10, 2019 - 11:16am •
This year’s National Public Service Week (NPSW), being held between June 9 and 15, is happening while 140,000 PSAC members are fighting to reach fair collective agreements and proper compensation for the Phoenix disaster. 

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