The employer is open to further discussions with PSAC to reach an agreement on damages to Phoenix, recognizing that PSAC employees are entitled to compensation for damages caused by the Phoenix payroll system. However, the employer respectfully argues that the damages associated with the Phoenix should not influence the deliberations of this committee. This issue is still about to be resolved in another forum, and if the parties fail to reach an agreement, the FPSLREB is the appropriate forum for a third-party solution. Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration in Decision: Arbitration The Canadian government is engaged in good faith negotiations and has a history of productive and respectful negotiations with its dedicated collaborators. Their approach to collective bargaining is to negotiate agreements that are appropriate for Canadian public servants, negotiators and taxpayers. Given the ongoing compensation and human resources systems and persistent wage management challenges, the Government of Canada does not have the capacity to implement agreements on a different basis than negotiated agreements. Approval of another implementation process and, in the meantime, would mean negotiations in bad faith on behalf of the government, because it would accept something that it would not be able to complete. Comparisons also include targeted improvements worth about 1% over the life of the agreements. For most of the 34 groups, these improvements are in the form of two-year wage adjustments: 0.8% in the first year and 0.2% in the second year.
These include the Economics and Social Services (EC) group, represented by the Canadian Professional Workers Association (CAPE), the Financial Management Group (FI), represented by the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO), and the Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR), represented by the Professional Service Institute of Canada (PIPSC). For some other groups, including the Audit, Trade and Purchasing (AV) groups, the health services (HS) represented by PIPSC and the External Services Group (FS), represented by the Professional Association of External Action Officials (PAFSO), the parties agreed to allocate the 1% differently depending on the particular circumstances of each group; However, the total value of these targeted adjustments should not exceed 1%.