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On Wednesday June 5th the Public Interest Commission released its recommendation concerning our negotiations with CBSA/Treasury Board.  Early the morning of Friday the 7th the FB Bargaining Team issued a statement reiterating that the union is ready to negotiate.  Later that same day the PSAC was notified that, at CBSA and Treasury Board's request, the government is forcing a vote of the employer's recent-most final offer, to be administered by the Labour Board.

On June 5th, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins for Wetaskiwin (Alberta) introduced Bill C-525, an Act to change the certification and revocation sections of the Canada Labour Code, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Parliamentary Employees Staff Relations Act.

On Wednesday (June 5th) we received the Public Interest Commission (PIC) recommendation concerning our contract dispute with Treasury Board/CBSA.  The PIC recommendation is non-binding.  It is intended to guide the parties in negotiations and help provide an avenue for the parties to make progress towards an agreement.  Copy of the PIC's recommendation.

On May 24th, your YVR Bargaining Team filed a Notice of Dispute under section 71 of the Canada Labour Code, and requested a Conciliation Officer. The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has appointed Kathy M. Peters as the Conciliation Officer. View/download the correspondence below.

On Tuesday, May 28th,  Treasury Board President Tony Clement, announced with great fanfare what he called a new directive on performance management that includes a mandatory performance assessment for all public sector  workers.

PSAC members are proud of the work they do on behalf of Canadians, and have no problem receiving feedback and having their work properly and fairly evaluated.

Robyn Benson, PSAC National President & Tony Clement were on CKNW's Bill Good show recently to discuss the recent government announcement regarding performance reviews in the federal public service. Here's the audio ...