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PSAC and the government presented their respective bargaining positions at a PIC hearing on December 4-7.

PSAC will provide an update on the mediation session once it is complete.

Key findings

  • 74% (134,000) of respondents said that their pay has been affected by Phoenix
  • 59% (107,000) of respondents said they have experienced new pay or other compensation issues over the last 12 months
  • 51% of respondents said that Phoenix had affected their decision to seek or accept another position (e.g., deployment, promotion, secondment, assignment, acting assignment) within the federal public service
  • 74% of respondents said they have experienced stress because of pay or other compensation-related issues

On January 8th, Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed just outside of Tehran in Iran, tragically killing all onboard. 176 people lost their lives, including 63 Canadians, five of which were PSAC members here in Ontario.

Our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims and all those impacted by this terrible tragedy. Many of the victims attended and worked at Canadian universities, including PSAC members at Western University and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).

PSAC-UTE also continues to push the CRA for more indeterminate employment opportunities for term workers, improved protections against layoffs, and an overall reduction in contracting out. However, these demands were not part of the union’s presentation as they are beyond the jurisdiction of the PIC. 

Any tentative agreement reached through this process of negotiations will still be subject to members ratifying the deal. The bargaining team from the last round of bargaining will be reactivated for this early process of negotiations.

PSAC is committed to continue pushing for improvements and resisting concessions in the EB collective agreement.

The union is also disappointed that the government, with all the resources at its disposal, refused to provide a PIC submission in both official languages. You can download PSAC’s EB PIC submission in English and French and access the government’s English submission here