The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently reached a new collective agreement, which is a great news for the members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
The agreement, which was ratified by over 90% of the union`s members, provides for a two-year contract that includes wage increases, improved job security, and other important benefits.
One of the most significant aspects of the new collective agreement is the wage increases that are being offered. Members of the PIPSC will receive a 1.5% increase in their salaries for each of the next two years. This is a significant improvement over the previous agreement, which only provided for a 1% increase in wages.
In addition to the wage increases, the new agreement also includes a number of other important benefits for members of the PIPSC. For example, there is now greater job security for employees, and the use of temporary employees has been limited. This means that members of the union can be more confident that their jobs are secure and that they will not be replaced by temporary employees.
Another important aspect of the new agreement is the improved language around workload management. This will help to ensure that employees have a reasonable workload and are not overworked or overwhelmed by their job responsibilities.
Overall, the new collective agreement between PSAC and CFIA is a significant improvement over the previous agreement, and it will provide important benefits to members of the PIPSC. With increased job security, improved wages, and better workload management, members of the union can be more confident in their jobs and better able to provide the high-quality services that are required by the CFIA.