The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Agreement – What You Need to Know
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has recently concluded negotiations on a new collective agreement with the federal government. This agreement will affect over 140,000 federal public sector employees and outlines the terms and conditions of their employment for the next few years.
So, what does this agreement entail? Let`s take a closer look.
Wages and Benefits
One of the most significant changes in the new agreement is the wage increase for federal public sector employees. The agreement includes a 2% increase per year, retroactive to 2018, and a 2.8% increase in 2020.
The agreement also includes improvements to workplace wellness and professional development programs, as well as the introduction of a new paid leave for victims of domestic violence.
The agreement also includes provisions to improve workplace protections for federal public sector employees. This includes the introduction of new anti-harassment and anti-bullying measures, as well as improvements to job security and protection from discrimination.
In addition, the agreement includes new measures to address the issue of precarious work, such as increased job security for term employees and the introduction of new protections for part-time workers.
Finally, the new agreement includes improvements to the collective bargaining process itself. This includes the introduction of a new dispute resolution mechanism, which will help to resolve disputes more quickly and effectively.
In addition, the agreement includes improvements to the process for resolving grievances, as well as the introduction of a new process for resolving disputes related to mental health accommodations.
Overall, the new PSAC agreement represents an important step forward for federal public sector employees in Canada. With improved wages, workplace protections, and collective bargaining mechanisms in place, employees can feel more secure and supported in their jobs.