Collective bargaining has officially begun for 90,000 PSAC members.

This week, PSAC bargaining teams met with Treasury Board officials. Both the union and the employer exchanged their bargaining proposals and clarified initial questions.

Federal public service workers in the Program and Administrative Services (PA), Technical Services (TC), Education and Library Science (EB) and Operational Services (SV) bargaining units are seeking new collective agreements in this round of bargaining.

Their current contracts will expire within the next four months.

This is the first of three negotiation meetings scheduled throughout the summer to discuss group-specific proposals and common issues affecting all employees.

The next scheduled meetings are to take place from June 20 to 21 and July 10 to 12.

For more than two years our members have endured countless hardships because of the Phoenix pay system fiasco, but they continued to show up to work every day and deliver the critical services Canadians depend on. We expect the Liberal government to come to the table with a deal that reflects that level of commitment and the value of their work.