VOTE ON OUR LOCAL'S BARGAINING DEMANDS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
NOON TO 1PM
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
We had the bargaining information meeting this afternoon. Thank you to Deanna Kimball from PSAC-BC for her presentation and for answering questions. The Program of Demands is available to members, please ask a member of the executive if you did not get a copy at the meeting. It is helpful to look through this before the next meeting.
At next week's meeting, we will review the Program of Demands and discuss any issues brought forward by members of our local. We will then vote on the 25 demands we wish to submit to our component, the Union of National Employees.
Each local can submit up to 25 demands, which are submitted to the component. The component takes all the demands from its locals and distills them down to 25 demands. Each of PSAC's 17 components then submits their 25 demands, which the PSAC further distills down to 25 demands. The bargaining conference takes place in mid-February in Ottawa. There are over 800 locals in this round of Treasury Board bargaining.
Here is information for people who were asking about payout of sick leave, along with a reminder that it is best to think of sick leave as an insurance rather than as an entitlement, when it comes to asking that unpaid sick leave be paid out upon retirement.
Some members have asked about the difference between excluded vs exempt. i.e. essential service, in the event of a strike, and someone, like a manager, who is excluded, or are they the same thing. Here is some information on that question:
Please comment, or contact a member of the executive if you have any questions.