PSAC is taking action in response to Treasury Board’s failure to meet the implementation deadline for Parks Canada’s latest collective agreement. This will affect nearly 5,000 PSAC members working in Parks Canada locations across the country.
Last week, PSAC filed a complaint on behalf of Parks Canada workers with the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board. Members should have seen the implementation of their newest contract by the end of October, but Parks workers are still waiting despite having signed the agreement in May.
PSAC is disappointed over the government’s inability to meet reasonable implementation deadlines for its Parks Canada workers, especially considering the union generously doubled the timeframe, from 75 days to 150 days. This has been a reoccurring problem, as Treasury Board has struggled to meet its implementation deadlines for several other collective agreements such as the PA, SV, TC and EB groups, due to Phoenix issues.
PSAC will ask the Board to order the employer to pay damages to Parks Canada workers, and to take all necessary steps to immediately comply with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Act and implement the terms of the collective agreement.
Once the employer has responded to the complaint a hearing date will be set. PSAC will continue to keep its members informed about any further developments.