Members of the Education and Library Science (EB), Operations Services (SV) and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) groups have also recently ratified their interim agreements. PSAC is working with the Treasury Board to finalize the text and schedules of the new agreements and expects the new contracts to be signed in the coming weeks. Other improvements to the PA collective agreement include: Pa, TC, EB and SV and PSAC-UTE have now entered into preliminary agreements with their employers and PSAC members will now have the opportunity to vote on their new collective agreements. PsaC held ratification votes in the Atlantic region between August 24 and September 29 so you can vote. See below to sign up for the ratification vote webinar, which is the most comfortable for you. “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. PSAC and the Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements for the Program and Administrative (PA) and Technical Services (TC) groups, which were ratified by members on September 29. The two collective agreements represent more than 80,000 employees of the federal public service. PSAC and The Treasury Board also signed the Phoenix damages agreement reached this summer. You can vote on the interim agreement by phone or online. As noted above, you must attend an information meeting prior to the vote.
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 Canadian government 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. PSAC has successfully negotiated compensation for damages in Phoenix, which is significantly better than the employer`s agreement with other federal bargaining partners. Last year, the PSAC rejected the government`s meagre offer of 5 days of cash vacations, which was not enough and would have rewarded those who earn more while penalizing workers who earn less. The current agreement provides for a fair and equitable lump sum payment of $2,500 for PSAC members. As a PSAC member working for the Treasury Board, you have the opportunity to vote on the interim agreement with your employer from August 24 to September 29, 2020. The ratification kit, which contains the full text of the preliminary agreement, is now available for download. At the same time, the government reached a preliminary agreement with PSAC to compensate employees for damage caused by the Phoenix compensation 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. In the coming days, when the final text and all the details of the preliminary agreement are available for the PA group and common issues, they will be shared with membership. Members of the Palestinian Authority are invited to participate in online ratification votes shortly thereafter.
Voting details will be released as soon as possible. The PSAC negotiating team unanimously recommends the ratification of the interim agreement. In order to ensure that members are fully informed prior to the vote, the PSAC Constitution requires all members to participate in an information meeting before voting. These meetings are organized by Webinar and allow members to ask questions about the content of the interim agreement.