The Government remains committed to entering into collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of negotiations, including those represented by the PSAC. Payment plans for the Phoenix comparison have not yet been finalized by the Treasury Board and the rating agency. Please keep your contact information up-to-date through the members portal to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix comparison. PSAC is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Parks Canada to finalize the text and salary schedules for the new agreements – which were ratified in November – and expects the two new contracts to be signed shortly. “We are pleased to have reached another agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada and are encouraged by the progress we are making in our negotiations. Once again, this interim agreement shows that our government remains committed to agreements that are aware of today`s economic and fiscal environment, fair to workers and reasonable to Canadians. PSAC and The Treasury Board have reached an interim agreement for the Technical Services Group (TC), which has more than 11,000 employees in the federal public service. The agreement contains important advances on “common issues” such as sick leave and staff adjustment, the details of which were drawn up last December by the Common Issues Committee. The TC negotiating team was also able to make significant improvements in monetary compensation, increase existing quotas and create new allowances for certain groups of members.
The TC Bargaining team unanimously recommends that this agreement be accepted. More information will be provided to TC members in the near future. The Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of the Mental Health Task Force in the workplace is also included in this agreement. The task force`s mandate includes identifying ways to reduce and eliminate stigma related to mental health problems, improving communication on mental health issues in the workplace, and implementing Canada`s national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace. The parties agreed on the agreement as early as 2015 during the negotiations and the task force has been working on it ever since. PSAC has reached an interim agreement that provides for a fair increase in wages, no concessions and improved working conditions for the nearly 10,000 members of the TC Group. The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 10,000 federal agents represented and not represented in the Technical Services Group (TC). The interim agreement would increase the economy and the group overall by 6.64 per cent over three years until July 2021, the smallest increase recorded last year, in line with the current economic environment. New provisions on care leave, extending parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the interim agreement. Other improvements to the TC collective agreement are the most important: yesterday, July 21, an interim agreement was reached for 10,000 members of the TC Group.
In addition to a fair wage increase of 2.11% per year on average and an improvement in working conditions, they will receive phoenix compensation to compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the breakdown of the remuneration system. PSAC has prepared a document to explain the details of the damages regulations as well as the extension of the claim procedure for pocket out costs and for those who have suffered heavy losses as a result of Phoenix: it has been brought to our knowledge that some retired or former PSAC members have been misdirected to complete a form entitled Right to General Compensation for former employees. : payment of an additional leave to demand their share of the repair of Phoenix`s damages.