Report: Slowness and procrastination

Your bargaining team met with the employer on February 5, 6 and 7. It is clear that the conclusion of an agreement is slow and discussions are prolonged unnecessarily.

Much to our disappointment, the work is progressing at a snail’s pace as the Treasury Board has likely not yet given a realistic bargaining mandate to its negotiator. CAPE’s bargaining team remained stunned by the employer’s wage offer, which we still consider laughable and disconnected from reality. We are standing by our positions for the moment.

On the other hand, the employer confirmed that it will soon be able to provide us with a solution to the problems of implementing the collective agreement brought on by the Phoenix pay system, a case we are following very attentively. It goes without saying that we are very eager to learn more about this solution.

We will be back at the table on April 2, 3 and 4, further postponing a quick renewal of the collective agreement, which expired April 19, 2018.