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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: Treasury Board, CRA, Parks Canada, CFIA and FB group.

Specific regional bargaining updates

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.
April 11, 2013 - 9:51am •
Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save services and protect jobs.  We've also been using our collective agreement provisions to help members cope with the impact of budget cuts. We've negotiated those provisions, just like we've won fair wages, health and safety protections, sick leave, and all of the benefits we count on.  The improvements we've made for ourselves have helped other workers do the same, contributing to a higher standard of living for everyone.
March 20, 2013 - 10:27am •
To: PSAC Locals and Activists in BC Greetings,As you may be aware, the Conservative’s have announced they will be releasing this year’s budget on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 4PM EST. We expect the budget to contain further cuts, affecting our members and further devastating the public sector.  The lack of transparency and hidden legislative changes in the 2012 budget shows the disregard this government has towards Canadians and public services.
March 18, 2013 - 8:42am •
Sick leave is a negotiated benefitSick leave provisions in collective agreements are a negotiated benefit for public sector workers who get sick; they are not a benefit for those who are healthy. Sick leave ensures workers are well enough to provide quality public services.Any changes to the current sick leave provisions are a matter for negotiations between the PSAC and the federal government


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