Canada’s authorities has made a brand new contract provide to the nation’s greatest public staff union as hundreds of federal workers remained on strike Friday for a tenth day
OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada’s authorities made a brand new contract provide to the nation’s greatest public staff union Friday as hundreds of federal workers remained on strike for a tenth day.
The workplace of Treasury Board President Mona Fortier referred to as it a “complete provide″ however supplied no particulars.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada, which had mentioned Wednesday that negotiations have been stalemated, confirmed receiving the provide, however didn’t touch upon what it contained. “We hope to proceed bargaining this weekend with a view to attain a good deal,″ the union mentioned in a press release.
The federal government beforehand had provided to extend pay by 9% over three years. The union initially requested for 13.5% raises over the identical timeframe.
Different points described by the federal government as sticking factors earlier this week embody the pliability to work remotely, a discount within the authorities’s use of outdoor contractors and the implementation of seniority guidelines within the occasion of layoffs.
Greater than 100,000 members of the union went on strike April 19 after the union and authorities failed to achieve settlement on changing contracts that expired in 2021.
The contracts have an effect on 155,000 federal staff in whole, however the authorities deemed about 46,000 of them to be important staff and they don’t seem to be participating within the strike.
Because the strike continues, Canadians are dealing with a variety of federal service disruptions, together with an lack of ability to course of immigration and passport functions.