After much delay on the part of the employer, Treasury Board and PSAC have finally signed collective agreements for the PA, EB, TC and SV bargaining units on June 14, 2017. This is the result of significant pressure from PSAC.
These agreements, which cover over 85,000 workers in the federal public service, were ratified by the membership in April. Since then, PSAC had been pushing the employer to sign the agreements.
Letter sent to Trudeau; ULP complaint threatened
Last week, due to the excessive delay, PSAC National President Robyn Benson sent a letter to the Prime Minister. She expressed her disappointment and urged him to compel Treasury Board to set a date for signing.
PSAC also told Treasury Board that further delays would result in an unfair labour practice (ULP) complaint being filed with the labour board.
A version of this article was also published on the PSAC website.