The PSAC-PA Collective Agreement 2020: What You Need to Know
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Parks Canada Agency (PA) have recently reached a new collective agreement that will impact the working conditions of over 1,800 Parks Canada employees. The agreement covers the period of August 4, 2018, until August 3, 2022, and includes several key changes and updates.
Here are some of the most important things you need to know about the PSAC-PA Collective Agreement 2020:
The collective agreement includes wage increases for employees over the four-year period of the agreement. Specifically, employees will receive 1.25% in each of the first three years, and 1.5% in the final year of the agreement. These increases are retroactive to the beginning of the agreement.
The new collective agreement includes provisions to protect job security for Parks Canada employees. This includes limitations on the use of term or casual employment, as well as provisions to address unfair or arbitrary staffing practices.
The agreement includes several provisions designed to help employees maintain a healthy work-life balance. For example, employees will be entitled to up to three days of paid bereavement leave in the event of the death of a family member, and up to five days of paid family-related leave each year. Additionally, a new pilot program will allow employees to take up to 10 days of leave for family-related responsibilities.
The new collective agreement includes several updates and improvements to employee benefits. These include an increase in the maximum reimbursement amount for basic and intermediate first aid training, as well as an increase in the amount of coverage for health and dental benefits.
Finally, the new collective agreement includes provisions related to telework. Specifically, it allows employees to work remotely to help balance work and personal responsibilities, subject to mutual agreement between the employee and their supervisor.
Overall, the PSAC-PA Collective Agreement 2020 represents an important step forward for Parks Canada employees. With its provisions for job security, work-life balance, and telework, the agreement offers a number of benefits to workers. And with its salary increases and updated benefits, it also recognizes the important contributions of these employees to Canada`s national parks and heritage sites.