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Feds expected to dig in their heels with PS unions as next election nears

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The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the largest federal public sector union, will have its first face-to-face with Treasury Board in July to exchange proposals for the next collective agreement.

Federal public sector unions aren’t rushing to the bargaining table as their contracts expire but some experts say the negotiations will only get more complicated as the federal government digs in its heals to appeal to core voters ahead of the 2015 election.

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Feds expected to dig in their heels with PS unions as next election nears

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Public Service Alliance of Canada, the largest federal public sector union, will have its first face-to-face with Treasury Board in July to exchange proposals for the next collective agreement.

Federal public sector unions aren’t rushing to the bargaining table as their contracts expire but some experts say the negotiations will only get more complicated as the federal government digs in its heals to appeal to core voters ahead of the 2015 election.

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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