PSAC expects the Phoenix Treasury Board to pay general damages (i.e. the $2,500 package) within the 180-day transposition period mentioned above for the collective agreement. In addition, information on how current and former members who have suffered heavy losses from the Phoenix payroll system can claim additional compensation will be provided by the Treasury Board in the coming months. We will continue to urge the government to implement these regulations effectively. The employer argues that there is no justification for extending the scope of this section. There are other types of leave that are already available to workers under the agreement that deals with what the PSAC proposes. The proposal of the bargaining representative is not included in any CPA collective agreement. Therefore, any language within a collective agreement indicating that compensation is part of the salary and is eligible for the pension is insignificant and has no legal value for determination within the meaning of the PSSA. The employer argues that the current provision by which a worker files a cash or vacation leave claim and files it for employer approval is appropriate and consistent with other collective agreements. This allows the employer to take into account the requirements of the company and the organization. According to the employer, there is no justification for the proposed amendment. The employer argues that approval of such an amendment would have a significant financial impact – more than $15 million for tc Group and would exceed the provisions of other CPA collective agreements without justification.
Within the framework of the federal public administration, separate agencies pursue the same general objectives of government; they commit to negotiating in good faith agreements that are fair and reasonable to Canadian workers, negotiators and taxpayers. The Treasury Board of Directors and the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) provided PSAC with a payment plan for the implementation of monetary provisions following the signing of the PA, EB, TC, SV and PSAC-UTE collective agreements. During this round of negotiations, the partner presented a comprehensive list of proposals. PsaC submitted 23 proposals that are joint with all PSAC groups, including two additional paid holidays per year and increased leave rights.