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Updates

Our bargaining team met with the employer this week from July 11- 13, in Ottawa. 

The meetings provided us with an opportunity to clarify our position on a number of our proposals, including Maternity and Parental Leave, Injury on Duty Leave and Family-Related Responsibilities Leave.  We also worked to strengthen the language of our Appendix “K”, Work Force Adjustment (WFA) provisions.

To begin dialogue with RCMP Civilian Members who will be deemed into PSAC/USGE bargaining units as of April 2018, the union held its first webinar to welcome these new members on July 4 and 6.

The union committed to recording the webinars but unfortunately technical difficulties ensued and the recordings are not available.

It has recently come to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s attention that Statistical Survey Operation (SSO)’s pay equity settlement calculations fail to include paid leaves, overtime rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation. Rest assured, PSAC will be challenging SSO’s application of the Memorandum of Agreement, as we do not believe it is in keeping with the pay equity agreement reached between the PSAC and SSO.

We recommend that members and former members affected file an appeal as soon as possible in order to adhere to the 120-day timeline specified in the settlement. PSAC is not able to file these appeals on your behalf. Each member or former member must file an individual appeal.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) is seeking nominations from affiliates, local unions and labour councils for the upcoming OFL 14th Biennial Convention Awards:

·         Bob Borch Human Rights Award,

·         Cliff Pilkey Labour Activist Award,

·         Olivia Chow Child Care Champion Award,

·         OFL Cultural Award,

·         Linda Jolley Lifetime Achievement Award for Health and Safety,

·         OFL Young Workers’ Award, and

·         The Prevention Link’s Disability Prevention Activist Award.

The nomination form and/or attachments should explain why the nominee is eligible based on the criteria stated in the application.  Please include all of the nominee’s contact information.  

All nominations must be made in writing and received at the Ontario Federation of Labour by October 15, 2017.

It has recently come to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s attention that SSO’s pay equity settlement calculations fail to include paid leaves, overtime rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation. Rest assured, PSAC will be challenging SSO’s application of the Memorandum of Agreement, as we do not believe it is in keeping with the pay equity agreement reached between the PSAC and SSO.

We recommend that members and former members affected file an appeal as soon as possible in order to adhere to the 120-day timeline specified in the settlement. PSAC’s legal counsel has recommended using the following template language for appeals:

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