Work Force Adjustment (WFA) is a clause that is negotiated into each and every Treasury Board collective agreement. In comparison, our Private Sector locals have varying degrees of lay-off and WFA clauses. Unfortunately, in light of the government’s strategic reviews the implementation of this option is more a reality for our Public Service members than in the recent past. The reality is that locals need to familiarize themselves with this section of the collective agreements in order to better protect the rights of our brothers and sisters.
To that end, the PSAC has developed training and information packages for TB locals. These can be found at www.psac.com/wfa.
UCTE will also be facilitating training for locals at the spring conference for Treasury Board and Parks Canada locals.