Treasury Board and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have provided PSAC with a payment schedule for the implementation of monetary provisions now that the PA, EB, TC, SV and PSAC-UTE collective agreements have been signed.
After four years of Bargaining and a new collective agreement ratified, members of the FB group are understandably looking forward to having their pay adjusted and to receiving any retroactive amounts due to them. As you know, the agreement was signed on July 3, 2018 and the employer has 150 calendar days (i.e. to November 30, 2018) to do so.
On Thursday last week, the employer posted a message on Atlas advising that employees can expect to start receiving their pay rate adjustments and retroactive payments as of tomorrow, September 5, 2018. However, the employer also advises that because some retroactive pay adjustments need to be processed manually, “employees may receive payment and/or a rate of pay increase after this date”.
We have been informed that some FB members have called the employer to complain about the time it is taking to process payments. It is important to note that the individuals who are receiving these complaints and who are processing payments are our Sisters and Brothers who belong to the PA Group. For the past two and a half years, they have been under a great deal of stress because of Phoenix and, unfortunately, they must continue working with that flawed system. They are under a lot of pressure and are working hard to meet the deadline.
As indicated in the message posted on Atlas, employees who have not received any retroactive pay or the correct rate of pay increase by October 31, 2018 should contact their regional compensation office.
We thank CIU members in advance for complying with that request so that our Sisters and Brothers who are working overtime and on weekends can dedicate their time and efforts to the work ahead of them. They have a lot to do and they deserve our support!
Questions about the various tentative agreements for the TC, SV, EB and PA Groups? Click on the following links to get answers to frequently asked questions, or see below for a general FAQ on retro pay.
FAQ on Retroactive Pay for TC, SV, EB and PA Groups
When will the deal come into effect?
If a majority of members vote “yes” in the ratification vote, PSAC will meet with the employer to sign your new collective agreement. With the exception of wages, which are retroactive, the new negotiated provisions come into effect on date of signing, unless otherwise specified.
Who will get back pay (retroactive pay) for the negotiated economic increases?
- PA: The new collective agreement is retroactive to June 21, 2014, expiring June 20, 2018. This means that you are entitled to back pay for the period of time you were employed and a PA member from June 21, 2014.
- EB: The new collective agreement is retroactive to July 1st, 2014, expiring June 30, 2018. This means that you are entitled to back pay for the period of time you were employed and a EB member from July 1st, 2014.
- TC: The new collective agreement is retroactive to June 22, 2014, expiring June 21, 2018. This means that you are entitled to back pay for the period of time you were employed and a TC member from June 22, 2014.
- SV: The new collective agreement is retroactive to August 5, 2014, expiring August 4, 2018. This means that you are entitled to back pay for the period of time you were employed and an SV member from August 5, 2014.
When can I expect the employer to pay the retroactive pay?
The employer has 150 days from the date of signing to implement the provisions of the new collective agreement, including adjusting rates of pay and issuing retroactive pay.
Are increases to allowances retroactive?
Increases to allowances are not retroactive. The employer has 150 days after the date of signing to implement the changes and issue payment of the allowances.
Parts of this article was originally published on the PSAC website.