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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

Currently bargaining: CRA, Parks CanadaSSO, and FB group,

Specific regional updates

November 19, 2013 - 1:32pm •
Less than a week after reconvening Parliament, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-4, an omnibus budget bill that proposes to radically change our rights as federal public sector workers, and, by extension, is an attack against the rights of all Canadian workers.
November 19, 2013 - 1:15pm •
Earlier this year, Treasury Board announced it would be implementing a “pay in arrears” system for federal government employees as part of their Pay Modernization Initiative.Public service employees are paid on a “current” basis. They receive their pay on a Wednesday for the 10 day pay period that ends on that same day. As the pay needs to be processed several days in advance, any changes to an individual’s pay in those last few days (such as leaves or acting pay) is not accounted for immediately, but requires pay adjustments in subsequent paycheques.
November 15, 2013 - 1:13pm •
Tony Clement, the President of Treasury Board, was interviewed on CBC radio in Ottawa. His contempt for federal public sector workers and his refusal to answer reasonable questions about Bill C-4 is well worth listening to ...
November 14, 2013 - 11:08am •
Have Your Say!We would like to begin by thanking you for your patience and all the support we received from PSAC/UPCE members. It has sustained the team through what has been a very difficult round of bargaining.During these negotiations, the team worked hard to achieve the membership mandate:protecting and maintaining the existing Collective Agreement provisions for current and future UPCE members.
November 7, 2013 - 1:25pm •
After two years and eight months of negotiations, four final offers, petition drives, picketing, a final offer forced vote thrown out by a court challenge, the filing of unfair labour practice complaints and a marathon, round-the-clock 28-hour bargaining session, our Bargaining Team reached an agreement with Treasury Board/CBSA at 11:00 am the morning of Tuesday October 22th, 2013.
October 31, 2013 - 10:16am •
(Ottawa) October 29, 2013 – Leaders of the federal public sector unions (the National Joint Council bargaining agents) met yesterday and released the following statement on the government’s proposed changes to federal labour relations legislation:The federal public sector bargaining agents call on the government to withdraw its sweeping and unfair changes to federal labour relations legislation from its omnibus budget implementation act. Instead, the government should engage in real consultation on legislation to improve labour relations.
October 29, 2013 - 12:46pm •
PSAC held a press conference on Friday, October 25, speaking out against the changes to labour law contained in the Budget Implementation Act. We received extensive media coverage, including the following articles:
October 25, 2013 - 11:11am •
Bill C-4 takes away the democratic rights of federal public sector employees and seriously undermines the health and safety protections in the Canada Labour Code covering workers under federal jurisdiction.The proposed amendments to federal labour laws do not modernize the public sector. Rather, they are regressive and set back rights 30 years.The following is a synopsis of PSAC’s concerns with the bill.
October 25, 2013 - 8:50am •
(Ottawa) October 25, 2013 – The Public Service Alliance of Canada called today on the Conservative government to withdraw changes to federal labour legislation from the Budget Implementation Act. What is needed instead is a new and genuinely modern labour law modeled on labour legislation that already exists for other workers across Canada, such as the Canada Labour Code.

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