This week, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) served notice to the Treasury Board to begin collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of its membership.
“After two years of Phoenix pay problems, our members continue to show up to work and deliver the services Canadians depend on. The least they deserve is a fair collective agreement that recognizes the value of their work and the importance of the services they provide to Canadians,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
PSAC represents about 90,000 federal public service workers who are employed by the Treasury Board of Canada. The current collective agreements for the the following bargaining units will expire within the next four months:
- Program and Administrative Services (PA) collective expires on June 20, 2018
- Technical Services (TC) collective agreement expires on June 21, 2018
- Education and Library Science (EB) collective agreement expires on June 30, 2018
- Operational Services (SV) collective agreement expires on August 4, 2018
“This government promised a new and respectful relationship with public service workers, but that didn’t happen when the Liberals ignored our warnings about implementing Phoenix,” added Benson. “Hopefully they can start to earn back the trust of our members by coming to the table with a mandate to negotiate a fair deal.”
A version of this article was first posted on the PSAC website.