PSAC members in the Operational Services (SV) bargaining unit have voted in favour of their tentative agreement.
The unit represents nearly 10,000 federal public service workers who have gone above and beyond to support Canadians during this pandemic.
The new collective agreement covers the 2018-2021 period and provides fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions.
“I am proud of the elected members of our bargaining teams for their unwavering dedication during this round of talks,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President. “Thanks to their hard work and the solidarity shown by thousands of members across the country, we were able to negotiate a fair deal. We’re now in a strong position to build on these improvements in the next round of bargaining.”
In the coming weeks, PSAC will meet with Treasury Board representatives to sign the new collective agreement. With the exception of monetary provisions, which are retroactive, new contract terms come into effect on the date of signing.
The employer has 180 days from the signing of the contract to implement wage increases, wage adjustments and allowances. As explained in the ratification kits, in view of this extended implementation timeline, PSAC negotiated a $500 lump sum payment into all contracts.
PSAC will update members when the contract is signed. Please keep your contact information up to date via the PSAC member portal.
Parks, CFIA and FB group
Members in the Parks and CFIA units vote between October 5 and November 4.
Members in the Border Services (FB) unit are still in talks.
The original version of this article was first posted on the PSAC website.