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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, FB group, and CFIA

Specific regional updates

May 30, 2013 - 9:00am •
In the summer of 2012, our members started hearing rumours that Treasury Board was planning to start paying employees “pay in arrears”. This means that instead of being paid in real time, you would be paid for the two preceding weeks. Eventually, when you leave your employment, you will be paid the final two weeks owing to you. No matter how you look at it, this would create a hardship for our members because in order to implement the new system, the employer is going to have to hold back two weeks of pay.
May 21, 2013 - 12:38pm •
Collective bargaining for a new contract for TC members has taken too long. Little progress is being made at the table.  PSAC filed for the appointment of a Public Interest Commission this year, and the Commission issued a majority report that supported many of PSACs proposals.  But the employer has so far rejected our requests to return to the bargaining table.
May 21, 2013 - 9:19am •
Last week (May 13-17) your bargaining team held some productive discussions negotiating with Purolator Inc. For the majority of the week, the parties addressed non-monetary issues.We came to an agreement on a number of issues, some related to:site harmonizationlayoffs and recallWe also made some general housekeeping changes that will make the collective agreement easier to understand.
May 14, 2013 - 11:10am •
Monday, May 13th was the first day for your Bargaining Team to be at the negotiation table with Purolator Inc. We have formally exchanged bargaining proposals and the hard work continues through further discussions with the employer over the coming week.
May 13, 2013 - 11:09am •
PSAC/UPCE Local 20095 members have begun bargaining with Purolator Inc. this week - we're at the table May 13th through 17th.PSAC members at Purolator are wearing their "I support my bargaining team" red bracelets all week. If you're a Local 20095 member and haven't got your bracelet yet, contact us at Purolator-Bargaining@psac-afpc.com and we'll put you in touch with your worksite Purolator Coordinating Committee member so you can get yours!
May 10, 2013 - 10:36am •
Now that Treasury Board has presented a final offer to the FB Bargaining Team, it’s time for them to also return to the TC Bargaining Table.Since the TC Public Interest Commission made its recommendations public in mid-January, PSAC has indicated our willingness to return to the bargaining table using the report as a roadmap to a negotiated settlement.
May 9, 2013 - 2:55pm •
1.  What is an Essential Services Agreement (ESA)? An ESA is a written agreement between the Union and the employer that certain work duties are essential to the safety and security of the public and must continue during a strike.  ESA's are required by the Public Service Labour Relations Act (PSLRA)
May 2, 2013 - 12:00am •
Although almost four months have passed since the Public Interest Commission released its recommendations to settle a new contract for the TC Group, Treasury Board says it is still not ready to return to the bargaining table. We want a fair contract now!
April 29, 2013 - 8:50am •
Your bargaining team met with the employer this week for three days. We worked on your proposals as best we could but found that the employer was only focused on discussing their two main proposals which we would categorize as major “rollbacks”. Specifically the apprenticeship program and the creation of a flexible workforce which would become disposable at the whim of the employer. It became evident on the third day of bargaining that we were negotiating with ourselves.
April 15, 2013 - 10:57am •
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights.

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