Pa Collective Agreement 2014

The PA Collective Agreement of 2014: What You Need to Know

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is a union that represents over 170,000 workers in the public sector. These workers are employed by the federal government, various Crown corporations, and other public agencies. The PSAC negotiates collective agreements on behalf of its members, which outline their working conditions, benefits, and compensation.

One of the most important collective agreements negotiated by the PSAC is the Program and Administrative (PA) group agreement. This agreement covers approximately 70,000 workers in a variety of positions, including administrative assistants, clerks, and information officers.

The most recent PA collective agreement was negotiated in 2014 and covered the period from 2014 to 2018. Here is a summary of some of the key provisions of this agreement:

Wages: The agreement provided for a 7.25% increase in wages over four years, with increases of 1.25% in the first year, 2% in the second year, 1.5% in the third year, and 2% in the fourth year.

Job security: The agreement included provisions to protect workers from job loss due to contracting out or technological changes. It also provided for an Employment Security and Income Support Program (ESIS), which would assist workers who were laid off or unable to find work after their position was eliminated.

Benefits: The agreement maintained existing benefits for workers, including sick leave, vacation leave, and various types of leave for personal and family reasons. It also provided for a new Long-Term Disability (LTD) plan for workers who were unable to work due to a long-term illness or disability.

Professional development: The agreement included provisions for professional development opportunities for workers, including paid training and education leave.

Workplace health and safety: The agreement included provisions to improve health and safety in the workplace, including measures to prevent workplace violence and harassment.

Overall, the 2014 PA collective agreement reflected the priorities and concerns of PSAC members and provided important protections and benefits for workers in the PA group. As the PSAC negotiates a new collective agreement for this group, it will be important to build on the gains made in 2014 and address the evolving needs and challenges faced by workers in the public sector.

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