The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) recently reached a tentative agreement with the federal government. The agreement covers over 140,000 federal public service workers in the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group.
The agreement includes a number of significant gains for members, including wage increases of 2% per year over the four-year agreement. This is in addition to an economic increase of $400 for each full-time equivalent employee in the first year of the agreement.
Other highlights of the agreement include improved job security provisions, enhancements to parental leave and family-related leave, and improvements to the grievance and arbitration process.
The tentative agreement also includes a number of measures aimed at addressing workplace harassment and violence. These measures include a joint committee on workplace harassment and violence prevention, as well as enhanced training and education on these issues.
PSAC members will have the opportunity to review and vote on the tentative agreement in the coming weeks. If the agreement is approved, it will come into effect on the date of signing and will remain in effect until June 21, 2022.
Overall, the PSAC PA tentative agreement represents a significant step forward for federal public service workers, and reflects the hard work and dedication of PSAC members and bargaining teams in securing a fair and equitable agreement for all.