I am happy to be able to start this email to you with some good news.
After months of pressure from PSAC and its members, the federal government has agreed to return to the bargaining table.
I want to take a moment and thank everyone who emailed Minister Yves Duclos urging Treasury Board to get back to the bargaining table. The Minister clearly heard the 15,000 PSAC members who sent emails. Even though it shouldn’t take this kind of pressure to get the government to the negotiating table, it is by working together through actions like this, that we are able to overcome major obstacles.
Negotiations for 70,000 members in the PA group have resumed starting on June 23 to July 3. It includes common issues for all 4 TB tables and Phoenix damages.
Bargaining will also resume for nearly 30,000 PSAC-UTE members at Canada Revenue Agency the week of July 6. EB, SV and TC may be meeting in the coming weeks if an agreement is reached at the common issues table. CFIA and Parks are likely to also resume pending the success of this week’s negotiations.
We are back to the table, however, as our National President, Chris Aylward stated, “now they have to show up with a mandate to reach a fair settlement without any more delays.”
In addition, we are continuing to work with DCL and separate employer locals as they face layoffs and changes to their working conditions as an impact of COVID. Our primary goal is to minimize the impact to members and their families and to ensure our members feel supported in these processes.
Please stay tuned to the provincial and national websites for updates.