„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 members have given our union bargaining teams a clear mandate to negotiate tariff improvements, not backtracking,“ Aylward said. OTTAWA, ONTARIO – This morning, the Professional Association of External Action Service Officials (PAFSO) and the Secretariat of the Ministry of Finance (TBS) officially signed the new collective agreement for the Foreign Services Group (FS). „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. 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. The AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, NRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB groups negotiated and ratified new collective agreements. Some groups continue their important work at the negotiating table. We stand in solidarity for a fair deal for every PIPSC member.
Initially, the union gave all employers additional time to implement the collective agreement and doubled the usual time frame from 75 days to 150 days. However, it took a total of 810 days for the IRS to grant public servants their retroactive pay arrears. Training Follow us for special online training on different aspects of the new collective agreement. Register Now The Government of Canada continues to deliver on its commitment to negotiate in good faith with negotiators and today signed collective agreements with the Association of Canadian Financial Officers and the Professional Association of Research Duty Officers. 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. Changes to existing agreements or new provisions include: the government remains committed to entering into collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of negotiations, including those represented by the PSACs. We expect that by the end of 2019, a large number of members will receive their salary increases.