After more than 90 general assemblies held in the last three weeks, UCCO-SACC-CSN’s members have ratified the agreements reached with CSC and Treasury Board, at a percentage of 79%.
With these agreements, UCCO-SACC-CSN has been able to:
– Improve the work-family balance;
– Achieve significant change to the disciplinary process;
– Improve our annual leave plan, resulting in one of the best vacation plans in the federal public service, all the while securing fair economic increase to salary.
Before reaching these agreements with Treasury Board for our Collective Agreement and with CSC for our Global agreement, UCCO-SACC-CSN’s bargaining committee had to overcome several obstacles; a forced break period because of the pandemic, a pause at the table for the federal elections, and many regressive demands from the employer aimed at lowering our working conditions.
Thanks to the mobilization of UCCO-SACC-CSN members, we have managed to overcome these obstacles and make gains, all while in the shadow of the economic disaster created by the global pandemic.
The next step will be to formally meet with the Employer to sign these agreements. With the exception of retroactivity on monetary gains, all articles will be in effect on the date of signature. After signing, the employer will have 180 days to pay any retroactive amounts to our members or face the consequences laid out in the agreement.
This 4-year agreement will finally allow for the members of UCCO-SACC-CSN to take a pause from mobilizing on contract demands, and focus can be shifted to other major issues affecting our work, including the Prison Needle Exchange Program, Structured Intervention Units, and various other labour relations issues.
Your bargaining committee would like to thank all members for attending their local assemblies to debate and vote on these agreements. As this proceeds, we will keep you updated on any information we receive regarding implementation timelines.