Cathie Fraser, President

NEWS ARCHIVES

A letter to the Head of Bargaining Agents

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National Public Service Week, celebrated annually the third week of June, recognizes the accomplishments of federal public service employees and promotes the values of public service. Departments and agencies are organizing special events throughout the week to mark the occasion across Canada. The motto of National Public Service Week is “Proudly Serving Canadians.” It is a time for all Canadians to take pride in the contribution of federal public service employees and the difference they make in Canadians’ lives every day. http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/psm-fpfm/modernizing-modernisation/arp/gui-eng.asp

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June 7, 2016 – Ottawa – The Liberal government is introducing stopgap measures for the current round of collective bargaining with Canada’s public servants that will get around controversial rules of Tory-era legislation until that law is repealed. Treasury Board President Scott Brison told the 18 unions in a recent letter that he agreed to the interim measures as a way to speed up the negotiations, which have been dragging on for several years. “These interim measures are meant to support a timely resolution of this round of bargaining,” Brison said…

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May 25, 2016 – Ottawa – Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – The Government of Canada is committed to restoring fair and balanced labour laws that recognize the important roles of unions in Canada. Today, the Government of Canada announced its intention to repeal portions of Bill C-4 (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2, Division 17), dealing with essential services, collective bargaining and processes for grievances and dispute resolution. Legislation will be tabled in the fall to repeal these provisions. The Government remains committed to negotiating in good faith…

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