Bargaining Team to make our case before arbitration panel at the Labour Board in Ottawa.
In May of 2017 our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the CRA to discuss wage increases for 2014 and 2015, consistent with our collective agreement signed at the end of 2016. Because we were unable to reach an agreement over the two days we therefore proceeded to next step under our contract and the law – to discuss and agree upon an arbitration process.
During the summer the parties met and agreed upon an arbitration process, following which the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board selected an arbitrator for our wage dispute, consistent with our agreement.
In November we received notice from the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board that a hearing date has been set for our dispute – January 31st.
Since that time there has been no change in the employer’s position on the issue of wages for 2014 and 2015. Consequently we will be proceeding with the hearing on the 31st.
The hearing will be happening at the Federal Public Service Labour Relations Board in Ottawa. It is a public hearing – any member of the union may attend. For more information, contact your UTE Local President.
In the meantime, the UTE Collective Bargaining Committee is reviewing the membership demands submitted by locals across the country last year in preparation for the next round of bargaining with the Agency.
We will continue to update as things progress. Be sure to go to www.ute-sei.org and psacunion.ca for updates.