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Parties agree on arbitration process

Our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the Canada Revenue Agency on May 3 and 4 to discuss wage increases for 2014 and 2015, consistent with our collective agreement signed last year. Unfortunately we were unable to reach an agreement over the two days and therefore proceeded to next step under our contract and the law – to discuss and agree upon an arbitration process.

After several meetings and on-going correspondence between the parties, we agreed upon an arbitration process in July. We are now in the process of selecting an arbitrator. Once that’s completed the arbitrator will set dates to hear our dispute, and will subsequently render a decision.

In early July, the employer began the salary update for members of the Operational Services Group (SV) and the Technical Services Group (TC). 

Given that employees are paid in arrears, members in the SV and TC groups should have begun seeing new rates starting with the July 26 payday. Your new salary rate should now be reflected in your pay. If you find any mistakes in your pay, contact the human resources unit in your department and notify your PSAC union representative. 

Canada Post Corporation submitted a global offer to our union yesterday. Our bargaining team is reviewing the offer and will respond to the employer during our next bargaining session scheduled for the end of September.

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Over the course of the August 5, 2017 weekend, the employer began the salary update for members of the Programs and Administrative Services Group (PA).

Even though changes are being made to Phoenix and HR systems the adjustments will not immediately appear on employees’ pay. Given that employees are paid in arrears, they will begin seeing new rates starting with the August 23 payday. Your new salary rate should be reflected on the August 23 pay. If you find any mistakes in your pay, contact the human resources unit in your department and notify your PSAC union representative.

In negotiations, our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group has made proposals to Treasury Board and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) concerning shift work, scheduling and part-time work.   

The law says that all matters subject to negotiation are frozen until such time as the parties reach a new agreement, are in a legal strike position or until an arbitration award is issued. This means that our current terms and conditions are frozen. The same rules also apply with respect to changes that could have a direct impact on matters under negotiation or potentially subject to negotiation.

Greetings,

I am pleased to announced that our DCL 533 members who work at the Slots at Woodbine have secured a new collective agreement.

The 400 workers had been locked out by the OLG for nearly three weeks, during which time pickets were held at the Woodbine site 7 days a week for over 12 hours a day.

The courage and commitment of these members cannot be overstated. They fought hard for a fair contract and stood together during an extremely difficult time.

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