115 A collective agreement has effect for a bargaining unit from OTTAWA, ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ - In accordance with its obligation to enter into agreements that are fair to both workers and Canadians, the Government of Canada reached an interim agreement on July 9, 2020 with Canada`s largest federal public service union, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). If ratified, the Canadian government will have reached agreements for this round of negotiations, which will cover nearly 60 per cent of public servants. "I am pleased that PA employees, many of whom supported critical services to Canadians during the pandemic, have a new interim agreement and that all employees represented by PSAC are being compensated for the toll that the Phoenix payroll system has had on their lives. This is proof of our commitment to fair and equitable agreements, taking into account the current economic and fiscal environment. 110 (1) Subject to the other provisions of this party, the employer, the negotiator of a bargaining unit and the deputy head of a particular division under Schedule I of the Financial Management Act, or another part of the federal public administration covered by Schedule IV of this Act, may jointly conduct collective bargaining in accordance with all conditions of employment for all workers in the collective agreement unit employed in that division or in another part of the public administration. (a) within the time frame set by the collective agreement; or (2) Collective bargaining in subsection 1 may involve more than one department or another part of the federal public administration if each of the deputy chiefs concerned decide to negotiate collective agreements. 111 The CFO may enter into a collective agreement for a bargaining unit that does not consist of a bargaining unit made up of workers from a separate agency, in accordance with the rules or procedures established under Section 5 of the Financial Management Act. The Government remains committed to entering into collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of negotiations, including those represented by the PSAC. 114 Subject to and for the purposes of this party and for Division 1 of Part 2.1, a collective agreement is mandatory for the employer, the negotiator and any worker in the bargaining unit on the date and end of the date on which it takes effect.
To the extent that the collective agreement deals with matters within the meaning of Section 12 of the Financial Management Act, the collective agreement is also mandatory on that date for any deputy director responsible for any part of the state administration that employs workers in the collective agreement unit. 112 A separate agency may, with the agreement of the Governor of the Council, enter into a collective agreement with the negotiator of a bargaining unit composed of workers of the separate agency. 2. In the event of an election, the choice can only be changed after the conclusion of the single collective agreement. 118 Nothing in this section prevents the parties from amending a provision of a collective agreement, with a provision other than a provision over its duration.