Some employees of PA, SV, TC and EB have been awaiting their salary adjustments since November 11, 2017. Many public servants did not receive retroactive pay until September of this year, more than two years after treasury board and PSAC signed the last collective agreement in the summer of 2017. OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ – The Government of Canada remains committed to bargaining in good faith with negotiators and today signed collective agreements with the Association of Canadian Financial Agents and the Professional Association of Professional Service Agents. At the same time, the government also reached a preliminary agreement with the PSAC to compensate employees for damages caused by Phoenix`s wage system and the late transposition of 2014 collective agreements. If approved, this compensation agreement will apply to the 140,000 VIP members who will be paid through Phoenix`s compensation system. Like the Phoenix Compensation Agreement, which was co-developed in 2019 by the federal government and other negotiators, this agreement includes measures to help those who had lost financial costs and capital income and faced personal and financial hardship. The agreement also provides for general compensation for current and former PSAC employees. 118 Nothing in this Part prohibits the parties from amending a provision of a collective agreement, other than a provision on its duration. The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 84,000 federal employees represented and unpresented in the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group. The provisional agreement would provide for overall economic and group increases of 6.64 percent over three years, ending in July 2021, with the smallest increase last year, in line with the current economic environment.
New provisions on nursing leave, extended parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the provisional agreement. 112 A separate agency may enter into a collective agreement with the negotiator, with the agreement of the Governor, on a bargaining unit composed of workers from the separate agency. These agreements, which cover more than 6,200 workers in the FS and FI groups, are the first to be signed and ratified during this round of negotiations. (a) to meet and to commence or meet with authorized representatives on their behalf and to begin collective bargaining in good faith; and 2. Termination may take place at any time, and no later than twenty days after the date of collective bargaining. The Government remains committed to reaching collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of bargaining, including those represented by the CASP. Together with other interim agreements, the government has concluded 34 agreements that, if ratified and signed, will apply to more than 65,000 civil servants. The other interim arrangements are expected to enter into force in the coming weeks and months, once negotiators have completed their ratification process and both sides have signed the agreements. After relentless pressure, including legal action by PSAC, the government has finally concluded the implementation of collective agreements for all Treasury Board (TB) employees ..
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