The employer proposes to replace its proposal to delete 65.03 with its proposal from Annex F to introduce a new Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of collective agreements, including retroactive remuneration. This proposal will be repeated later in this letter. The collective agreement does not require legislative implementation In addition to these wage increases, the following salary adjustments and specific allowances have been ensured: the employer argues that it would be inappropriate to include such provisions in the collective agreement, as this would significantly limit the employer`s ability to assign the workload to probation officers. This is a prerogative of managers within the meaning of Article 7 of the Federal Act on Public Sector Labour Relations. In addition, parts of the proposal (e.g.B. WP.05) oblige the employer to assign responsibilities to certain workers, which is also incompatible with Article 7. The employer proposes to repeat the same or equivalent improvements for members of the PA bargaining unit, which would provide for a fair and reasonable collective agreement. The evidence presented in this submission does not indicate or support that the PA Group receives more than the model set out in the 34 agreements reached during this round of negotiations. The employer considers that the parties have agreed on this proposal. The PSAC is still awaiting a decision by the Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) on the representation of civilian members of the RCMP after requesting the determination of membership (pursuant to Section 58 of the FPSLRA) for positions in different groups and sub-groups for which TBS is the employer and for which the PSAC is the certified bargaining agent. Other enhancements to the PA collective agreement are: “I am pleased that PA employees, many of whom have supported critical services to Canadians during the pandemic, have a new preliminary agreement and that all employees represented by PSAC are receiving compensation for the burden the Phoenix pay system had on their lives. This is proof of our commitment to reaching fair and equitable agreements taking into account the current economic and fiscal environment. On June 6, 2017, Bill C-7 was passed in response to the Supreme Court of Canada`s 2015 decision, which recognized the constitutional right of RCMP members to the association.
Bill C-7 amended the FPSLRA by introducing RCMP members into the mandate of the FPSLREB and providing a labour relations system for them and for reservists. This includes a process for workers` organizations to acquire collective bargaining rights. The results of the Labour Force Survey show the hourly rates of PAs compared to those of the private sector. As the chart below shows, the lowest-paid PA employee earns more than half of private sector employees. In addition, the median wage of PA workers exceeds the 77th percentile of the private sector. While the private sector is not a direct comparison for the PA group, the government must consider salaries in the federal public service versus the salaries of the many Canadians whose utility taxes are paid by income tax and/or other taxes. . . .