Deal reached with the TBS regarding damages caused by the Phoenix Pay System

We are pleased to inform you that we have reached an agreement with the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS). 

In recent days, members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have been receiving Phoenix damage payments.  These payments are part of the recently negotiated collective agreement between the PSAC and Treasury Board. CAPE had been working diligently along with other Bargaining Agents to secure an MOU that provides our members with benefit entitlement equivalent or better to those obtained by the PSAC. 

The following are the terms of the deal signed with the TBS: 


  1.    $100 FOR LATE IMPLEMENTATION OF RETRO-PAY UNDER THE CURRENT COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

  • All CAPE members in the EC and TR groups previously received $400 for the late implementation of retro-pay under the collective agreement signed on August 18, 2019.
  • An additional $100 will be provided to all members in the EC and TR groups in order to match the amounts received by PSAC members ($500).
  • Members who have yet to receive their retroactive payments will continue to be paid an additional $50 for each 90 days period beyond the first 180 days after the collective agreement was signed.
  • This payment will result in our members receiving the same benefit as was received by PSAC members.


2.    $1000 FOR THE LATE IMPLEMENTATION OF RETRO-PAY UNDER THE PREVIOUS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENT

  • The Employer will compensate all current EC and TR members with a lump sum payment of $400 for 2016/2017 and $200 for each of the 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 fiscal years for the late implementation of the 2014 collective agreements.
  • To be eligible for the compensation, a member needs only to have been on strength for one day in the financial year to which a lump sum payment pertains. The term “on strength” includes employees who were on leave, assignment or otherwise not active.
  • Former employees will be eligible, following the submission of a claim and validation by the Employer.
  • The date of the payment has not yet been determined; however, we will inform you as soon as it becomes known.
  • This payment will result in our members receiving the same benefit as was received by PSAC members.


3.    POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL PAYMENT 

  • All CAPE members in the EC and TR groups previously received a credit of 5 days of annual leave as compensation for Phoenix damages.
  • PSAC members were provided with a lump sum of $1500 rather than the 5 days of annual leave credits (which represents an equivalent of $300 per day x 5 days).
  • Current CAPE members in the EC and TR groups with a daily rate of pay of less than $300 will be eligible to receive, for each fiscal year for which they have been credited leave or are entitled to be credited leave, any difference between their daily rate of pay and $300.
  • Since most CAPE members are remunerated at a rate higher than $300 per day, most CAPE members will not be impacted by this adjustment.