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Updates

Our bargaining team met with Parks Canada during the week of September 18th, 2017.

The employer tabled what they characterized as a comprehensive offer, which the team recognized fell short in addressing all of the outstanding compensation issues.

Our PSAC bargaining team and management at Canada Post were back at the negotiations table in Ottawa from September 27 to 29, 2017.

Our PSAC bargaining team met in caucus for two days and reviewed in detail the global offer that Canada Post tabled on August 9, 2017. Our team fully considered the employer’s offer and prepared a counter-proposal which we tabled on September 27.  Both parties met and discussed a number of outstanding issues.

In March the union and the employer selected Arbitrator Judi Korbin to settle our collective agreement, which expired June 30, 2015. We have been working for the past seven months to schedule arbitration dates!

Finally, after IMP dragged its feet for months and months, the Arbitrator had no other choice but to order the employer to an arbitration at the end of February. It’s shameful that the employer doesn’t respect us enough as employees to agree to arbitration dates in a timely manner.

Many thanks to Giselle Henry, Aboriginal Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council, who has volunteered to prepare a monthly listing of community events - many of which are related to Indigenous issues - from around the province that may be of interest to PSAC members. Here's the event listing for October.

Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22, 2017.

Although progress is slow, the parties worked hard this week on all outstanding issues at the table and agreed to focus on priority areas. We are encouraged by the fact that the Employer removed the serious concessions that had been previously tabled under “Agency Transformation / Building For the Future”.

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