The pandemic has highlighted deep-seated historical and persistent inequalities, such as disproportionate police violence against Blacks and Indigenous peoples. It is the same groups, including people with disabilities, who have suffered the most, as have women, because they have such a high share of low-paying and dangerous jobs on the front lines. Women, more than men, ended up doing most of the childcare and elderly care and eventually had to give up their jobs or reduce their working hours. A provisional agreement was reached yesterday, July 21, for 10,000 members of the TC group. In addition to fair wage increases of 2.11% per year on average and improved working conditions, they benefit from a phoenix compensation scheme to compensate members for the painful suffering caused by the broken wage system. PSAC has prepared a document to explain the details of the compensation scheme as well as the extension of the damage process for expenses and for those who have suffered greater losses due to Phoenix: PSAC is working with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Parks Canada to finalize and await the text and payment plans of the new agreements that were ratified in November, to sign the two new contracts shortly. This form is intended to request the financial equivalent of up to 5 days of leave, which was the transaction signed by all other federal bargaining agents except PSAC. We will announce the final text and full details of the provisional agreement on the TC Group and the agreement on common issues as soon as they are available. Shortly thereafter, TC members are invited to participate in online ratification votes.

The details of the votes shall be communicated as soon as possible. Negotiator: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 10,000 federal employees represented and unpresented in the Technical Services (TC) group. The provisional agreement would provide for overall economic and group increases of 6.64 percent over three years, ending in July 2021, with the smallest increase last year, in line with the current economic environment. New provisions on nursing leave, extended parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the provisional agreement. A committee will be established to address child care needs. Negotiations have also been undertaken to improve family leave, including extended family provisions. It is significant that the definition of family has been improved in order to involve more family members. This means that members can use the relevant provisions of the collective agreement for a larger number of family members. The Board of Directors of the Consolidated Revenue Fund and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) made available to PSAC a payment plan for the implementation of the monetary provisions following the signing of the PA, EB, TC, SV and PSAC-UTE collective agreements. We have been informed that some retired or former members of the PSAC have been misguided in completing a form entitled Right to General Compensation for Former Employees: Payment for Additional Leave to Claim Their Share of Phoenix`s Damages. Payment plans for the Phoenix transaction have not yet been established by the Board of Directors and the CRA.

Please keep your contact information up to date via the Member Portal in order to continue to obtain information on the implementation of collective agreements and the Phoenix transaction. The work of the PSAC to prevent violence against women continues. Our union is proud to have negotiated 10 days of paid domestic violence leave in all new federal government collective agreements to ensure that those experiencing domestic violence receive the help they need. We continue to press governments to implement all the recommendations of the Report “National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” and to remove barriers to access to legal and advisory assistance for women victims of violence. . . .