PSAC is taking swift action in response to Treasury Board’s admission that it will not be meeting the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements. On behalf of the over 100,000 workers covered by these agreements, PSAC will file a complaint with the federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board.
“PSAC is seeking compensation for our members,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “This government irresponsibly moved forward with the Phoenix rollout, despite our warnings. Our members continue to suffer because of that decision and it is unacceptable.”
In a meeting last week, Treasury Board officials confirmed that it would not meet the 150-day implementation deadline for all the workers covered by the four collective agreements. These agreements, which took over two and a half years to negotiate, were signed on June 14, 2017.
This admission confirmed PSAC’s suspicion that Phoenix would derail implementation. PSAC will ask the Board to order the Employer to pay damages to those affected, and to take all necessary steps to immediately comply with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Act and implement the terms of the Collective Agreements.
Once the employer has responded to the complaint a hearing date will be set. PSAC will continue to keep its members updated on developments.
A version of this article was first published on the PSAC website.