Collective Bargaining Delays - Little Impact on CAPE

January 16, 2004

CAPE has decided to postpone to February the EC collective bargaining sessions that were scheduled to resume in late January after learning that Treasury Board would not be in a position to discuss any proposal that has a monetary implication (including salaries and, for example, leaves). We have learned that the collective bargaining mandate for the EC Group that had been approved by the previous Treasury Board has to be re-confirmed.

This will have no impact on the tentative agreements signed by the TR Group, although these still have to be expressly approved by Treasury Board Ministers.

We will keep you abreast of further developments.