Pa Collective Agreement Renewal

- December 14, 2020

After two years of negotiations, long hours of negotiations at the negotiating table on February 5 and 6 finally resulted in a preliminary agreement with the Canadian Food Agency. The employer does not agree with the agent`s proposal to negotiate to include this agreement in the collective agreement, which would effectively make it an ongoing right. On request, a worker is entitled to an emergency salary, an advance benefit and/or priority compensation from the employer if the worker has been underpaid without the worker`s fault because of an inadequate wage calculation or deduction or a violation of a wage obligation set by the employer in this agreement. The emergency advance and/or priority payment are the amount owed to the worker at the time of the application and are paid to the worker within two (2) days of the application. Receiving an advance should not place the worker in a situation of overpayment. The employee is entitled to necessary advances until the entire wage issue is resolved. The employer`s proposal to remove the word “cash” from the definition of the training allowance is a simple administrative change in recognizing that such a payment is not made in “cash”. The same proposal and justification apply to the definition of the transitional support measure and are consistent with the terminology proposed elsewhere in the collective agreement. In 2016, an agreement was reached between the parties outside the collective agreement to address significant challenges with Phoenix`s payroll system. The agreement with the PA table brings significant improvements in the monetary compensation of members.

These include an increase in wages and allowances for certain occupations, such as . B, compensation advisors and Correctional Service of Canada staff. The total compensation for all PA members is a minimum increase of five and a half percent over the four years of the collective agreement, plus a signing bonus of $650. The contracting parties acknowledge that the extension of Clauses 1, 2 and 3 is without prejudice or precedent and that the contracting parties do not attach any attachment to a specific position that they may wish to take over during a collective bargaining cycle, the transfer and/or liquidation of leave or cash compensation or compensation with salary issues. The bargaining representative proposes to negotiate the indefinite appointment of long-term workers in the collective agreement (commonly known as roll-over). The EU proposes that the new collective agreement expire on 20 June 2021. The SV Group negotiating team spent six days with the CFO in early November and insisted on a new collective agreement. Psac and the employer are working diligently to revise the collective agreement in both official languages.

PSAC hopes to sign the new CFIA collective agreement by the end of October. This comes just three months after a new collective agreement was signed last October, after long and difficult negotiations. The employer therefore asks the Commission to include in its report the employer`s proposal for a four-year collective agreement, with an economic increase of 2%, 2%, 1.5% and 1.5% and 1% for group economic measures. In the past, certain collective agreements, including the CS, EC, LP, FI, FS and AV agreements, have introduced a leave extension and have been successfully introduced into the SP, EL, UT, SH, NR and RO agreements during this round of negotiations.

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