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‘They simply ran out the clock,’ says PSAC, as feds, union fail to reach deal before election

By Mike Lapointe      

But a spokesperson for Treasury Board president Joyce Murray says the government continued to demonstrate its commitment to negotiating in good faith in last week’s talks with the union.

Treasury Board president Joyce Murray, left, and PSAC national president Chris Aylward, right. Mr. Aylward says his union was 'optimistic' going into talks, but what the Treasury Board put on the table was 'unacceptable.' The Hill Times photographs by Sam Garcia, Andrew Meade

After six continuous days of last minute bargaining beginning Labour Day weekend, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Treasury Board Secretariat were unable to reach a new contract agreement.

Mike Lapointe

Mike Lapointe joined the The Hill Times in June 2019 and covers the federal public service, deputy ministers, the Privy Council Office, public service unions, the Phoenix pay system, the machinery of government, and the Parliament Hill media.
- mlapointe@hilltimes.com


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