The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 10,000 federal agents represented and not represented in the Technical Services Group (TC). The interim agreement would increase the economy and the group overall by 6.64 per cent over three years until July 2021, the smallest increase recorded last year, in line with the current economic environment. New provisions on care leave, extending parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the interim agreement. Subject to ratification, the Government of Canada has entered into agreements covering 60 per cent of public servants for this round of negotiations. Members of the Education and Library Science (EB), Operations Services (SV) and PSAC-UTE (Canada Revenue Agency) groups have also recently ratified their interim agreements. PSAC is working with the Treasury Board to finalize the text and schedules of the new agreements and expects the new contracts to be signed in the coming weeks. PSAC and the Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements for the EB and SV groups. In cases where workers are subject to different collective agreements that do not have the same language, each worker is subject to the provisions of his collective agreement for eligibility and the amount of parental allowance. Please keep your contact information up-to-date through the members portal to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix comparison. The formal signing of the agreements now means that new contractual conditions come into force, with the exception of retroactive monetary provisions. The Ministry of Finance now has 180 days to implement wage increases, wage adjustments and allowances. As explained in the contract ratification kits, PSAC negotiated a lump sum payment of $500 for members of these new contracts, given this expanded implementation schedule, which is normally 90 days.
“I am pleased that PA employees, many of whom supported critical services to Canadians during the pandemic, have a new interim agreement and that all employees represented by PSAC are being compensated for the toll that the Phoenix payroll system has had on their lives. This is proof of our commitment to fair and equitable agreements, taking into account the current economic and fiscal environment. At the same time, the government reached a preliminary agreement with PSAC to compensate employees for damage caused by The Phoenix Compensation System and the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements.