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Under the New Brunswick Industrial Relations Act, each party must terminate in writing between 90 and 30 days before the expiry of the existing collective agreement. Once care has been done, both parties must meet as soon as possible and no later than 20 days after notification (unless they are extended by mutual agreement between the parties) to begin negotiations and do everything in their power to reach an agreement. For more questions about collective bargaining, see the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour`s FAQs. The AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, NRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB groups negotiated and ratified new collective agreements. Some groups continue their important work at the negotiating table. We stand in solidarity for a fair deal for every PIPSC member. PSAC and the Treasury Board today signed new collective agreements and the Phoenix Agreement. PSAC members in the PA, TC, EB and PSAC-UTE (CRA) rate units voted in favour of their respective interim agreements. PSAC has reached an interim agreement that provides for fair wages, no concessions and improved working conditions for the 70,000 members of the PA group. You do your best in your workplace and your family every day.

We have gone into these negotiations to reach a central agreement that recognizes and supports it – and we have achieved results. As noted in previous updates, although the Secretariat of the Department of Finance (TBS) has finally accepted a long-standing request to pay the contract allowance to wages, the employer continues to insist on a formula that would result in a significant monetary loss for our members. The market allowance has always been considered pension income and has always benefited from the application of generalized economic increases. In this cycle, the employer refuses to apply the general economic increases to the market allowance before it is introduced into wages. The employer`s position means that members would lose 6.35% of their market currency over the life of this collective agreement and in the future. A mediator acts as a neutral third party and attempts to help both parties resolve their differences and reach an amicable solution for both parties and a new collective agreement.