The employer argues that the laws and related measures and instruments are sufficient to assist management in fulfilling its duty to accommodate. Approval of such an amendment would have significant financial and administrative consequences for the SV group and would also exceed the provisions of other CPA agreements without justification. By negotiating in good faith, the Canadian government has concluded 34 agreements during the current round of negotiations, involving more than 65,000 federal public service employees. These include 17 agreements with 11 bargaining agents representing CPA employees and 17 agreements with four (4) bargaining agents representing employees working in separate agencies, including the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the National Research Council (NRC) and the National Film Board (NFB). In order to meet Schedule L of the collective agreement, the PSAC and the employer conducted a collective salary study for the SC group. This primary research study was completed by Mercer Canada in March 2019 and reviewed by both the union and the employer. The wage study consisted of four different SC jobs and the results showed that the SC positions examined all had wages comparable to the market (Table 17). The employer argues that the agent`s proposal should not be the subject of collective bargaining and that the Commission should not be treated in its report in accordance with Sections 113 and 177 of the Federal Industrial Relations and Employment Act (FPSLRA) (Figure #15). The PSAC negotiating team unanimously recommends the ratification of the interim agreement.
The joint study was completed in March 2015. During the negotiations, the parties had a very different understanding of the results and results of the study. This study did not provide the common basis for the information initially presented. Nevertheless, on February 4, 2017 (Figure #8), the parties agreed to sign a collective agreement on June 14, 2017. It is clear from the comparison signed by both parties that the wage adjustments agreed during the negotiations « resolved the problems identified in the joint study ». 113 A collective agreement that applies to a collective agreement unit, with the exception of a bargaining unit defined under Section 238.14, cannot, directly or indirectly, modify or remove an existing employment clause or condition, or establish a new clause or condition of employment if the necessity of that allowance and its cost-effectiveness are not demonstrated. In addition, these provisions do not exist in other CPA collective agreements or separate agencies. All 34 agreements cover a four-year period and include economic increases of 2.0%, 2.0%, 1.5% and 1.5%. The Government of Canada is committed to negotiating in good faith with all federal public sector negotiators. The government`s approach is to negotiate agreements that are appropriate for Canadian employees, negotiators and taxpayers. We will share the final text and full details of the preliminary agreement of the SV Group and the agreement on common issues as soon as it becomes available.
Shortly thereafter, OAS members are invited to participate in the online ratification votes. Voting details will be released as soon as possible. In addition, the employer`s proposal is consistent with other agreements reached at the CPA and in separate agencies. Any agreement reached with the 11 negotiators for 17 CPA bargaining units during the current round provides for a four-year term. The same goes for separate agencies. The employer believes that the same duration should be included for the SV group. That is the appropriate term for this agreement at this stage, given the known factors. During the last round of collective bargaining (2014-2018), the bargaining delegate was informed during the negotiations that the ITRP would be repealed effective on the date of the signing of the new SV Treaty and that the employer wanted to negotiate the method of calculating the ITD in lieu of the ITRP.