It seems like Stats Canada is abandoning its “no layoff policy” because of the possible budget cuts courtesy of Mr. Harper. Policy or not, our collective agreement requires the employer to look to attrition to accomplish any reduction in workforce. Stats Canada has to make every effort to avoid laying off PSAC members working as Interviewers and Senior Interviewers in regional offices.
These protections are in our collective agreement; we will enforce them!
For more information, download this bilingual poster from the PSAC. Better yet, print some off and share them with your members!
The PSAC has prepared bargaining packages; Statistics Canada has 20 days to respond.
This past Thursday, November 24, the PSAC bargaining teams for the Regional Office and Field Interviewer bargaining units served Statistics Canada with official notices to start negotiations. They have 20 days to respond.
Recently, the PSAC has made great strides in terms of winning rights and protections for part-time, seasonal and other workers that have not traditionally been guaranteed hours of work.
Now it’s our turn. Together, we can make Statistical Survey Operations a better place to work.
If you have any questions, please speak with your Union Representative or a member of our
bargaining teams, or go to www.psac.com.
As a result of the early exploratory talks initiated by the Treasury Board, the PSAC has reached three tentative agreements. As an opportunity to vote on these is fast approaching, the National Component wishes to encourage its members to get informed about the proposed changes.
The National Component strongly supports the bargaining teams’ recommendation to ratify these tentative agreements.
The PSAC’s website features comprehensive details of the tentative agreements reached for the three groups affected: EB, PA and SV. As the exploratory talks did not yield tentative agreements for the FB and TC groups, regular bargaining will take place in 2011.
For greater clarity, we also recommend that members peruse the Questions and answers on severanceand Questions and answers on the tentative agreements sections found on the PSAC website.
Important PSAC links:
Treasury Board bargaining
What’s in the tentative agreements: overview
Questions and answers on severance
Questions and answers on the tentative agreements
EB – PSAC Reaches Tentative Agreement for EB
PA – PSAC reaches tentative agreement for PA
SV – PSAC Reaches Tentative Agreement for SV
FB – An Open Letter to CBSA Workers from the PSAC FB Bargaining Team
TC – Message to TC Members from your Bargaining Team