January 22, 2014 - 2:24pm • Bargaining, Workforce Adjustment, Workplace problem solving
Were you affected by the government’s latest round of public sector job cuts? PSAC has been working hard to ensure that our members have access to a fair and transparent process for finding other work in the core public service.
On June 15, 2012, PSAC filed a policy grievance against Treasury Board for its failure to meet it alternation obligations under the Workforce Adjustment Agreement.
We are happy to share this letter from our comrades at UNITE HERE Local 40, who recently achieved a new contract with with 47 hotels, pubs and liquor stores throughout B.C., represented by Hospitality Industrial Relations. The new agreement raises standards for more than 1,500 hospitality workers in our province. PSAC BC members are proud to have stood with them in their fight for a fair collective agreement!
I know that 2013 has been a tough year for PSAC members in BC. The federal government cuts that began last year continued: to date over 1600 PSAC members here in the province have been laid off or received affected letters and have been told their jobs are at risk.
The ballots have been counted and a majority of members of the Border Services (FB) group have voted in favor of the tentative agreement with Treasury Board. After two years and a half of bargaining, PSAC and Treasury Board finally agreed to the settlement in October.
The new collective agreement will be retroactive to June 21, 2011, and will expire on June 20, 2014.