PSAC has reached an interim agreement providing for fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions for the 70,000 members of the PA group. Comparisons also include targeted improvements worth around 1% over the duration of the agreements. For most of the 34 groups, these improvements are made in the form of salary adjustments spread over two years: 0.8% in 1 and 0.2% in 2 years. These include the Economics and Social Services Group (EC) and the Translation Group (TR), both represented by the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE), the Financial Management Group (FI), represented by the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO) and the Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), For certain other groups, including the Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV), Research (RE) and Health Services (SH) groups, represented by PIPSC, and the Foreign Service (FS) group, represented by the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO), the parties have mutually agreed to allocate the 1% according to the specific circumstances of each group; however, the total value of these targeted adjustments shall not exceed 1%. The employer proposes to repeat the same or equivalent improvements for members of the TC bargaining unit that would provide for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. The evidence presented in this submission does not indicate or support that the TC Group receives more than the model set out in the 34 agreements reached during this round of negotiations. The employer also argues that art. 66 of the agreement (membership fees) is already on the negotiator`s proposal. In particular, clause 66.01: April 13, 2017 – PSAC members ratify new agreements with treasury Board M25.12 Notwithstanding the contrary provisions of this agreement, the implementation of time variations does not result in overtime or overtime payments solely as a result of such change, nor as a prohibition of the employer`s right to schedule the hours of work permitted by the terms of this agreement. The employer argues that the removal of the “consent of the majority of employees” requirement in clause M25.08(a)(iii) will allow the GSC to adapt to branch plans. The current regulations are also included in other collective agreements, including FB, PA, SV, EB and SH.
In addition, the 34 agreements contain the same Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the implementation of collective agreements. . . .