Training Follow us for special online training on different aspects of the new collective agreement. Register now at OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/CNW/ – In keeping with its obligation to enter into agreements that are fair to both workers and Canadians, the Government of Canada reached a preliminary agreement on July 9, 2020 with Canada`s largest federal public service union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). If ratified, the Canadian government will have reached agreements for this round of negotiations, which will cover nearly 60 per cent of public servants. Some government employees are still waiting for their pay arrears. Last month, the implementation of collective agreements for Parks Canada employees was partially concluded at 68%, while employees of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) were partially completed at 84%. The government holds the Phoenix wage system responsible for delays in wage adjustments and retroactive wages. “I am pleased that PA employees, many of whom supported critical services to Canadians during the pandemic, have a new interim agreement and that all employees represented by PSAC are being compensated for the toll that the Phoenix payroll system has had on their lives. This is proof of our commitment to fair and equitable agreements, taking into account the current economic and fiscal environment. August 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Treasury Duasury Board of Canada Secretariat At the same time, the government has reached a preliminary agreement with the PSAC to compensate employees for damage caused by the Phoenix payroll system and the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements.
If this compensation agreement is approved, this compensation agreement will apply to the 140,000 PSAC members paid by the Phoenix payment system. After relentless pressure, including PSAC`s legal actions, the government has finally concluded the implementation of previous collective agreements for all Department of Finance (TB) employees. To date, 34 interim agreements have been reached with negotiators; 17 of these agreements concern groups of workers in the central public administration for which the CFO is the employer. Changes to existing agreements or new provisions include the implementation on November 18, 2019, of the new Extended Parental Leave Allowance and additional common weeks available under Employment Insurance (qPIP). “These signed agreements are an important step in this round of negotiations. Through respectful and good faith negotiations with public service thinkers, we have entered into agreements that provide workers with fair wage adjustments and other provisions that reflect the current work environment. OTTAWA, ONTARIO – This morning, the Professional Association of External Action Service (PAFSO) officials and the Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance (TBS) officially signed the new collective agreement for the Foreign Services Group (FS). We expect that by the end of 2019, a large number of members will receive their salary increases. Once this process is complete, your employer will be able to begin calculating and distributing retro treatment in the coming weeks and months.