3. For employees appointed before the date of signature of this Agreement, their birthday is the date on which the worker received his last increase. The employer and our CFIA bargaining team met in Ottawa from October 4 to 6, 2016, where the parties reviewed all non-monetary proposals. Our team discussed the languages of collective agreements such as task declaration, complaint procedure and memorandum of understanding on washing time. (l) The combined maternity and parenting allowance to be paid under this collective agreement shall not exceed fifty-two (52) weeks. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) agree to take the necessary steps to implement the changes in effect as soon as an agreement is reached on the Employment Wellness Support Program (EWSP). PSAC expects the new Liberal government to meet its obligations to respect our right to free collective bargaining and restore the public services provided by our members. The dates may be extended by mutual agreement between the members of the Governing Board. The terms of reference of the Technical Commission may be amended from time to time by mutual agreement between the members of the Steering Committee. In this context, members of the PSAC bargaining team have arrived in Ottawa to prioritize bargaining requests and ensure that our members reach a fair collective agreement and that public services are protected. After two years of negotiations, long hours at the bargaining table on February 5 and 6 finally resulted in a preliminary agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
(a) a worker may be granted unpaid training leave for different periods of up to one (1) year renewable by mutual agreement, in order to go to an establishment recognised for further or special studies in a field of education where specific preparation is necessary to enable the worker to fulfil his or her current role more appropriately. or to conduct studies in a given field to provide a service that the employer requests or plans to provide. “I am proud of our negotiating teams who have been strong around the table during these two long and difficult years. An agreement for our largest group and agreements on important common issues is a significant victory,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. I am equally proud of our members for their strength and solidarity. It is a bad way that our teams were able to prevent the sick leave concessions that the employer had pushed to make. C10.06 Joint consultation committees are prohibited from agreeing on matters that would amend any provision of this collective agreement. From: www.agrunion.com/cfia-contract-ratification-vote-kicks-off-in-mid-january/ Any member that is well covered by these agreements has the right to vote in the ratification process. If you have the right to become a member of the PSAC but have not yet signed a membership card, you will have the opportunity to sign one at the ratification meeting and then you can vote. . . .