This first step towards classification reform was introduced in the PA Treasury Board collective agreement in November 2008. PSAC agreed to withdraw a long-standing complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission over the classification system and also negotiated a US$4,000 payment for the PA Group. The AP`s last collective agreement changed the date to complete the first phase of the SMO review by December 2011. In 2008, the union successfully led the employer to commit to a review of the classification of PSACs when it was incorporated into the PA collective agreement. This will take place during a round of collective bargaining. The current PA collective agreement expires in June 2014. While it is not yet clear whether this will be at the table for our next round of negotiations, it is certain that we will be able to negotiate the new wage rates at this stage. The reform of the OGS was included in the collective agreement negotiated in 2008. This is the first step towards reforming classification standards to reflect the work of THE PA group. You do your best in your workplace and your family every day. We have gone into these negotiations to reach a central agreement that recognizes and supports it – and we have achieved results.
In 1999, the Treasury Board combined different classifications that perform similar work in a number of occupational categories. For example, the Program and Administration (PA) occupational group consists of nine different classifications (AS, CR, PM, WP, IS, DA, CM, ST, OE) that share a collective agreement. Training Follow us for special online training on different aspects of the new collective agreement. Now register the AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, NRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB groups have negotiated and ratified new collective agreements. Some groups continue their important work at the negotiating table. We stand in solidarity for a fair deal for every PIPSC member. PSAC has been working on the issue of classification reform for decades.