PA Group On July 9, PSAC`s PA bargaining team reached a preliminary agreement with the Board of Directors. The negotiating team unanimously recommends ratification of the new agreement. The ratification kit, which contains the full text of the provisional agreement, is now available for download. Members will soon be invited to participate in an online ratification process. […] We will announce the final text and full details of the provisional agreement on the TC Group and the agreement on common issues as soon as they are available. Shortly thereafter, TC members are invited to participate in online ratification votes. The details of the votes shall be communicated as soon as possible. The Memorandum of Understanding, which created the Task Force on Mental Health in the Workplace, is also included in this agreement. The Task Force`s mandate includes identifying ways to reduce and eliminate stigmatized stigma related to mental health issues, improving communications on mental health issues in the workplace, and implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
The parties agreed on the MoU earlier in the negotiation process, in 2015, and the Task Force has been working it ever since. A committee will be established to address child care needs. Negotiations have also been undertaken to improve family leave, including extended family provisions. It is significant that the definition of family has been improved in order to involve more family members. This means that members can use the relevant provisions of the collective agreement for a larger number of family members. Negotiator: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration Collective agreements will only be updated when they officially come into effect after both parties have “signed” the document in question. We are approaching the end of the voting period for the ratification of the new provisional agreements for the PA, TC, EB, SV and PSAC-UTE groups. The PSAC held, between August 24 and September 29, ratification votes for members of the PA, TC, EB and PSAC UTE and from August 31 to October 5 for OAS members in each PSAC region. .