The employer argues that it is inappropriate or that the parties negotiate such provisions and incorporate them into the collective agreement, as this would significantly limit the employer`s ability to use probation officers, which is an administrative prerogative under P. 7 of the federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act. In addition, parts of the proposal (p. B WP.05) would require the employer to pass on responsibilities to certain workers, which is also inconsistent with question 7. 25.XX The employer cannot change day workers from shift workers or turn shift workers into day workers without mutual agreement between the employer and the alliance. The Program and Administrative Services group includes positions that are primarily involved in the planning, development, provision or management of administrative and federal guidelines, programs, services or other activities for the public or the public service. In this context, and given that offset payments are such a large part of government spending, good fiscal management requires that the cost of wage agreements give the Canadian government the fiscal space to respond when the economy is bogged down and stimulate economic growth and long-term job creation. Wage increases above the existing model would reduce tax flexibility and eventually require tax increases for Canadians or a reduction in services. The following section outlines the Canadian economy and its outlook, public service labour market conditions relative to the private sector, and government fiscal conditions. These include an overview of gross domestic product (GDP) growth, consumer price inflation, employment growth, risks to the economic outlook, and how the public service compares with the typical Canadian worker, who is the final contributor to public services. Table 10 shows that the majority of employees in the PA subgroup like their jobs. The federal government continues to offer attractive conditions, stable jobs and highly competitive wages, making it a coveted place to work.
The collective agreement already provides for concrete deadlines and procedures for two periods of peak leave (summer and winter) that go beyond the provisions of other collective agreements. The proposal of the delegate to negotiate on medical certificates is threefold: the PSAC aims for this formula to be included in the PA agreement: the employer proposes to include this formula in the agreement so that it provides a basis for further funding increases. The new PA collective agreement will cover a timetable for low- to moderate economic growth. In addition, there are negative risks associated with the economic outlook, which could lead to weaker labour markets and lower-than-expected wage growth. Given near-record interest rates in major industrialized countries and signs of a deteriorating global outlook, the focus will be on maintaining an affordable level of federal compensation for the country`s economic performance to enable the government to meet its fiscal commitments and better respond to future economic uncertainties. The government`s fiscal plan is to continue to invest in the long-term development of the Canadian economy in a fiscally responsible manner that preserves Canada`s advantage with low debt. To stay on the budgetary path, the government has a responsibility to manage its budget in a way that serves the public interest. Table 1 presents collective agreement units with new collective agreements, union affiliation and population from March 2018. The PSAC negotiating team unanimously recommends the ratification of the interim agreement. In addition, the CEF`s options include significant financial measures (including up to 52 weeks` salary and $15,000 for training) to compensate employees for their dismissal.