Over the past 16 years, the media and the means to consume them have evolved. The development and accessibility of social media, the increasing globalization, the availability of 24-hour information networks, the demand for and the expectation of immediate reactions have changed the communications landscape. However, the collective agreement has not evolved to cope with this change and, as a result, the public service has not been able to fully adapt. The provisions of Part III of this agreement, with the exception of paragraphs 27.01, 27.02 and 30.01 to 30.05, do not apply to workers who are on leave in accordance with this memorandum. Section 14.14 is a new provision that was negotiated in the last round and is supplemented by Schedule K of the collective agreement, which provides more detail on the implementation of the cost recovery bargaining agent leave. An excerpt from the appendix is reproduced below: the employer proposes a four-year contract to allow for greater stability and predictability. This would be tantamount to repeating the duration of the last collective between the parties, which included the period from June 2014 to June 2018. In 2017, the parties entered into a 2014 collective agreement that expires a year later, in June 2018. This did not give the parties enough time to know the changes negotiated before the start. The employer argues that services with a call centre within their structure have procedures in place to allay the fears of clients who behave in an unacceptable or threatening way. These procedures may be reviewed on a regular basis and the employer believes that they cannot be part of the collective agreement, as they would unduly interfere with management`s prerogative under P. 7 of the Federal Public Sector Relations Act in labour law.
The employer argues that the language on Stolen Money Advances (ESA) is available in the General Terms of Sale Directive section A.3.17 and that, therefore, language is not mandatory in the collective agreement. On request, a worker is entitled to an emergency salary, an advance benefit and/or priority compensation from the employer if the worker has been underpaid without the worker`s fault because of an inadequate wage calculation or deduction or a violation of a wage obligation set by the employer in this agreement. The emergency advance and/or priority payment are the amount owed to the worker at the time of the application and are paid to the worker within two (2) days of the application. Receiving an advance should not place the worker in a situation of overpayment. The employee is entitled to necessary advances until the entire wage issue is resolved. 113 A collective agreement that applies to a unit of collective agreements – with a unit other than a unit of collective agreements within the meaning of section 238.14 – cannot directly or indirectly modify or remove an existing employment clause or condition, nor establish a new clause or condition of employment if the movement proposed by the employer is compatible with other collective agreements. The transposition and application of this directive does not fall within the scope of this agreement or the collective agreement. This memorandum expires with the issuance of the new directive or (expiration of the collective agreement), depending on what happens first. The parties agreed to establish a joint committee for equal representation, which would meet within ninety (90) days of the signing of this collective agreement, to consult the terms of the study and reach an agreement. Since spring 2018, the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) has been negotiating, on behalf of the Treasury Board, the employer of the CPA, with more than 10 negotiators to renew collective agreements representing more than 175,000 employees. Footnote 3, footnote 4 The PA negotiating team has reached an interim agreement with the Board of Directors.