Collective bargaining

Understand the collective bargaining process within the core federal public administration, get updates on the status of negotiations, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Learn how separate federal agencies obtain a mandate for their collective bargaining processes.

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Collective agreements

Search collective agreements providing information on rates of pay, working conditions, terms and conditions of employment, and leave provisions

Collective bargaining update

Information on the status of collective bargaining between the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and bargaining agents

Collective agreement implementation timelines: pay increases and retroactive pay

Timelines to implement pay increases and retroactive pay following the 2018 collective agreements renewal


Definitions of key terms for collective bargaining in the core public service

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about issues related to collective bargaining in the core public service administration

Guidelines for Use of Employer Facilities

Provisions of the Public Service Labour Relations Act regarding exceptions to unfair labour practices as they relate to the use of employer facilities

Guidelines for Two-Tier Bargaining

Guidelines outlining when parties can use flexible approaches in negotiating collective agreements

Negotiation mandates for separate agencies

List of 26 separate agencies conducting their own negotiations for unionized employees and determining compensation levels for non-unionized employees

Rates of pay

Rates of pay for public service employees, students, unrepresented and senior excluded employees, officers and non-commissioned officers of the Canadian Armed Forces, and regular members of the RCMP

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