The new collective agreement is now in force. It applies from November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2021 included. As of today, the rating agency has a maximum of 180 days to implement the provisions of the collective agreement, which provides for the adjustment of workers` wages and the payment of retroactive and lump sum payments. On January 20, the management of the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) presented its negotiating proposals at a hearing of the Public Interest Commission (PIC) and reiterated its initiative to regressive changes to the collective agreement and to reject union proposals. In addition, the rating agency has not yet submitted its own compensation proposal, although it has rejected the union`s proposal. This memorandum aims to implement the agreement reached between the credit rating agency and psac as part of the negotiations on the renewal of the agreement on the bargaining unit of the provision of the program and administrative services. This appendix to the collective agreement applies to all members represented by the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and for whom the rating agency is the employer. Unless specifically stated, the provisions of Parties I to VI do not apply to other delivery initiatives. A Public Interest Commission (PIC) was closed on 20 January and we are awaiting a PIC report containing non-binding recommendations for the implementation of contracts during the winter. Of course, while we are open to meetings with CRA management in order to reach an agreement at any time, it is time that we take a position together as a union. 18.03 The deadlines set out in this article may be extended by mutual agreement between the employer and the worker and, if necessary, the representative of the Alliance. Subject to and in accordance with Section 215 FPSLRA, the alliance may, on behalf of the workers in the bargaining unit, present the employer with a group complaint that feels saddened by the interpretation or usual application of these workers, a provision of a collective agreement or an arbitration bonus. PSAC-UTE pursues a fair collective agreement with the rating agency – June 1, 2019 Our negotiating team unanimously recommends ratifying the interim agreement.
Our union bargaining team meets with representatives of the rating agencies after the signing this week of a strong interim agreement at the Palestinian Authority`s negotiating table for more than 70,000 employees of the Board of Directors. This agreement, together with the recommendation for a solution from the Public Interests Commission, which has been grated on the side of many trade union proposals, gives our negotiating team additional influence to make progress in resolving the main concerns of the members of the table. “The interim collective agreements reached this week by the Federal Treasury Board and the Canadian Revenue Agency with certain federal unions will not impede adequate compensation for PSAC/UTE members working for the RATING AGENCY,” said Chris Aylward, President of PSAC National. As a separate employer, the rating agency is responsible for organizing its own collective bargaining and negotiations for unionized workers and setting pay levels for non-unionized workers. As such, the rating agency is responsible for negotiating collective agreements and negotiations with the following bargaining partners: the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the Tax Workers Union (PSAC-UTE) and the Professional Audit Service Institute of Canada, Financial and Scientific (PIPSC-AFS Group). Once we have received confirmation from the rating agency that it has received the Order to the Council, we will inform you of the exact date of signing of the new collective agreement. The pandemic cannot be used as an excuse to delay the resumption of negotiations. Across Canada, since the beginning of the pandemic, governments have contracted with public employees or continued to negotiate – for example, teachers in British Columbia and Ontario have preliminary agreements, and hundreds of thousands of public employees in the province are still actively negotiating with the government