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Bargaining

Collective bargaining is how the union (the bargaining agent) and management come up with the terms and conditions of employment for the workers in the bargaining unit.

Provincial or federal labour legislation sets out rules for how these negotiations take place and how disputes are handled.

PSAC's rules for bargaining are set out in Regulation 15 of our Constitution.

See also: Bargaining 101.

Questions -  bargaining@psac-afpc.com

Current Negotiations

Alphabetical list of all PSAC bargaining units

January 20, 2017 - 4:56pm •
Bargaining Update #3   To PSAC Local 533 Members Working at OLG Slots at Woodbine 16 January 2017 Just prior to the Christmas holiday period we met with the Employer for two (2) days. At that time, we provided each other with initial responses to our respective package of bargaining proposals tabled on October 28th, 2016. During this past week we again met with the Employer to continue the discussions necessary to make progress in negotiations.
November 7, 2016 - 1:30pm •
On Wednesday, October 26th, your bargaining team met to review the initial Bargaining Survey  results and finalize  the package of  proposals for  presentation to the Employer on Friday,  October 28th. The team welcomed Sister Youden  Dhenma of Front Services to the team. Former team  member Sister Cindy De Chicchis will now be the first Alternate to the team.
October 24, 2016 - 4:54pm •
The Union Bargaining Team met with the new PSAC Negotiator on Tuesday, October 11th, in order to prepare for the commencement of bargaining with the Employer, which included a review of the bargaining input that members submitted earlier in this process.  Brenda Shillington has been assigned to our group due to the unavailability of our previous Negotiator.
April 13, 2015 - 9:13pm •
The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Kingston Division has broken off negotiations with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 00818 and filed for conciliation on March 12, 2015. “We have been bargaining for a few months now, with many issues still left to be resolved. The Corps is refusing to address our concerns, especially the need for paid sick leave”, states Local President Richard Deacon.
March 30, 2015 - 9:52pm •
On March 10, 2015, the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires Kingston Division broke off negotiations with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 00818, stating that the Corps would be applying for Conciliation. The Corps employs 85 workers, 75% of which are veterans. With an older workforce with the median age in the late 50’s, having paid sick leave is a necessity. Currently, workers do not have any paid sick leave, and are forced to lose a day’s pay when ill.
March 24, 2015 - 7:04pm •
As you know, the next federal election will be held on October 19, 2015. On the 19th of every month, we are asking our members to be creative in highlighting the number 19 such as: standing outside your workplace for 19 minutes, wearing a piece of clothing with the number 19 or coming up with the 19 best ways of getting rid of the Harper Conservative government.
March 4, 2015 - 3:34pm •
Together, members of all federal public service unions will show that we want healthier workplaces and better public service for all Canadians.   On March 19, join with your colleagues to support our common campaign for healthy workplaces. Join a workplace action in your area                     TOGETHER...  
September 20, 2013 - 11:33am •
September 19, 2013 Queen’s Postpones Conciliation Talks After two days of conciliation this week, Queen’s University has pulled out of bargaining, saying that the University needs more time to respond to the Union’s proposals. The decision by the University to delay further talks came after the Postdoctoral Fellows’ bargaining team gave Queen’s a comprehensive counter-proposal on wages, benefits, union security provisions and management rights.
September 18, 2013 - 11:18am •
Kingston –About 200 Postdoctoral Fellows at Queen’s University have been waiting for more than a year-and-a-half for a first contract. Strike votes were held between September 10 and 12, 2013 and Postdoctoral Fellows voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike if Queen’s does not address their concerns.Postdoctoral Fellows, who are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), are asking for a fair Collective Agreement that includes wage increases and benefits enjoyed by all other employees of the University.

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