Please keep your contact information up to date via the Member Portal in order to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix transaction. The Labour Clearing and Relations (CLR) sector of the Board of Directors of Canada is responsible for all collective bargaining and bargaining within the core public administration, which includes all departments and agencies listed in Schedule I and Schedule IV of the Financial Management Act. On behalf of the employer, the Board of Directors of Canada, CLR, renews twenty-seven (27) collective agreements by negotiating with fifteen (15) negotiators. The Government remains committed to reaching collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of bargaining, including those represented by the CASP. Members of the Education and Library (EB), Operations Services (OAS) and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) groups have also recently ratified their preliminary agreements. PSAC is working with the Treasury Board to finalize the text and salary grids of the new agreements and expects to sign the new contracts in the coming weeks. At the same time, the government also reached a preliminary agreement with the PSAC to compensate employees for damages caused by Phoenix`s wage system and the late transposition of 2014 collective agreements. If approved, this compensation agreement will apply to the 140,000 VIP members who will be paid through Phoenix`s compensation system. The formal signing of the agreements today means that new contractual conditions are in force, with the exception of retroactive monetary provisions. The Treasury Board now has 180 days to implement salary increases, salary adjustments and allowances.
As explained in the contract ratification kits, psac has negotiated a lump sum payment of US$500 for members in these new contracts, given this extended implementation timeframe, which is normally 90 days. The PSAC and Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements for the Program and Administration (PA) and Technical Services (TC) groups, which were ratified by members on September 29. The two bargaining units represent more than 80,000 employees in the federal public service. Psac and Treasury Board also signed Phoenix`s damages agreement reached this summer. In collective bargaining, the union (the negotiator) and management develop the working and employment conditions of the workers involved (the bargaining unit). National or federal labour law lays down rules on how these negotiations take place and how disputes are handled. OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020/NCCR / – In keeping with its commitment to fair agreements for both employees and Canadians, the Government of Canada reached a preliminary agreement on July 9, 2020 with Canada`s largest public service union, the Public Services Alliance of Canada (PSAC). If ratified, the Canadian government will have reached agreements covering nearly 60 per cent of public officials for this round of negotiations. .