Federal Government Bargaining Update

Published On: 2, November 2022

The Local served notice to bargain with the employer on the 2nd of May 2022. Preliminary talks took place regarding the timelines of the process. The Local made it clear that it is in everyone’s best interest to conclude bargaining in a timely fashion.

More recently, the National Steering Committee concluded a five-day meeting to review members proposals. These proposals will be finalized and a formal package will be prepared when the negotiating team meets again in Ottawa from December 28th to the 30th.

The unions and the employer’s proposals will be made public following the exchange with the employer currently scheduled for December 1st and 2nd, 2022., In addition to this, the parties are scheduled to meet again on January 16th to the 20th, 2023 as part of the normal bargaining process.

Members can expect regular postings following each meeting with the employer. The level of detail will vary depending on the meeting and progress of negotiations but rest assured the negotiating team will share what it can, when it can, as soon as it can. If any information is unclear, I encourage you to contact me.

In solidarity,

Paul Cameron

Business Manager / Financial Secretary