UCCO-SACC-CSN met with Treasury Board over the past week, on September 15 to 17. The discussions are progressing, and we can say that we are getting close to an end; the discussions are now centered around monetary demands, which are always reserved until the end of a negotiation session.
However, in the upcoming weeks, your Bargaining Committee will need your support. Members will have to be mobilized to show CSC and Treasury Board that we want a contract that recognizes the priorities of our targeted negotiation and that we are ready to do what it takes to get it.
Treasury Board tabled a global offer during last week’s meeting, meaning an offer on all outstanding articles, including a response on our monetary demand. This offer was far from the mandate members gave the bargaining committee. In fact, this offer fell well short of many agreements the Treasury Board signed before the last federal election with other Public Service Unions. Their offer did not include any salary adjustments, nor any change to our annual leave accrual rate.
Furthermore, the employer was seeking a 3-year deal, which does not respect the mandate on duration the members gave the bargaining committee. Of course, your bargaining committee did not accept this offer and our negotiations will continue. Our negotiations will resume again from Oct 14-16.
UCCO-SACC-CSN also met with CSC over the last two weeks, on the 11 and 18th of September. Discussions have improved at the Global Agreement table, and this is thanks to members and the actions that were taken by CXs.
All members will need to stay tuned for upcoming mobilization calls. It’s going to be important to show your full support to the Bargaining Committee to make the Treasury Board and CSC understand that we won’t be satisfied with any unfair offer.