PA Group On July 9, PSAC`s AP negotiating team reached an interim agreement with the Treasury Board of Directors. The negotiating team unanimously recommends ratification of the new agreement. The ratification kit, which contains the full text of the preliminary agreement, is now available for download. Members will soon be invited to participate in an online ratification process. […] In 2017, PSAC and other CPA negotiating partners have decided to create and appoint a joint subcommittee of the Phoenix Employers` Union to resolve the issue of damage to workers caused by the phoenix compensation system. Between 2017 and 2019, this committee worked independently of the tariff schedules. When THE PSAC negotiates collective agreements with “separate employers,” these contracts are also taken into account. In addition, the 34 agreements contain the same Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of collective agreements. The agreement defines the new method of calculating retroactive payments and provides for longer time frames for the implementation of the agreements.
The agreement also includes appropriate liability measures and compensation for staff, given the extended delays. The Government of Canada engages in good faith negotiations and has a history of productive negotiations that respect its dedicated workforce. Their approach to collective bargaining is to negotiate agreements that are appropriate for Canadian public servants, negotiators and taxpayers. Public service jobs are constantly threatened by privatization, particularly for OAS members working for the federal government in the food sector. Private contractors often do not have sufficient training and are maintained to lower safety standards, endangering public safety. The team negotiates not to anchor the language of the contract in the collective agreement. On June 12, 2019, an agreement was reached between the employer and 15 bargaining partners on damage to Phoenix (Chart #4). Psac did not accept the terms of the agreement, which includes up to five days of paid leave and compensation for monetary and non-monetary losses. By negotiating in good faith, the Canadian government has concluded 34 agreements during the current round of negotiations, involving more than 65,000 federal public service employees.