Public servants, feds inch closer to contracts with tentative agreements before election
By Mike LapointeJun. 5, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada remains at an impasse with the federal government however, with national president Chris Aylward saying they won’t take an ‘inferior’ deal just to get it done before the election.
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says the government will be taking the tentative agreement to ratification at the same time as her organization 'to ensure that the deals are concluded before the writ drops.'
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A growing number of federal public service unions have made significant progress in their negotiations with the government, with many securing tentative agreements around wage increases and restitution from the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.
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