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The Employer and our CFIA bargaining team met in Ottawa from February 28 to March 2, 2017.

Our team tabled and discussed the following demands:

  • Pay proposal
  • Employment Transition Policy (ETP)

Our CFIA bargaining team has now tabled nearly all of our non-monetary proposals.  We are still waiting for a full response from the employer on these important demands.  We hope that progress can be made in the next sessions, which are currently scheduled for May 2-4 and May 30-June 1.

Our team is committed to making improvements to our collective agreement and is rejecting all concessions that will compromise our rights and benefits. To date, the employer has only tabled concessions.

On January 21, women the world over mobilized in a stunning display of solidarity. Together, woman marched to denounce racism and violence against women, as well as defend abortion access and transgender rights.

In honour of International Women’s Day, let us celebrate this solidarity and take action for equality.

Who is entitled to receive the GL-MAM (Refrigeration HVAC Technicians) Terminable Allowance?

The allowance is provided only to GL-MAM employees who have refrigeration and air conditioning certification and perform the duties of a GL-MAM refrigeration HVAC technician.

Is the Terminable Allowance for the GL-MAM (Refrigeration HVAC Technicians) Pensionable?

The “Terminable Allowance” for the GL-MAM refrigeration HVAC technicians in the Operational Services (SV) group falls within the definition of “salary” contained in subsection 3(1) of the Public Service Superannuation Act (PSSA) and as such is pensionable.

Due to scheduling conflicts, our bargaining session with Parks Canada scheduled for January 2017 has been postponed to March 28 to 30, 2017. We will have a bargaining update at the end of that session.

Our bargaining team met with Canada Post Corporation from February 21 to 23 and January 17 and 18.

At our last session, we spent some time clarifying our proposals to the employer. We tabled our proposal to have all members enrolled in the defined benefit component of the CPC Pension Plan. We believe that all PSAC-UPCE members should have retirement security.

We also tabled proposals to improve family leave provisions.