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May 7th, 2014
May 7th, 2014
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Top Misconceptions about Negotiations: Things That Can and Cannot be Negotiated

The AJC shares its third vignette on what can and cannot be bargained

Another round of negotiations with Treasury Board is now under way and you will recall that we issued a survey between December 2013 and January 2014 to know what your priorities were.

Compensation, job security and sick leave came out as your top priorities in the survey.

We also received many comments and input and we thank you for this. We've read those comments and much of this information will be very useful.

We did however notice that there were some misconceptions as to what is subject to collective bargaining and what is not. The confusion is generally understandable, especially when Minister Clement keeps on comparing the public and private sectors whenever it's convenient for him to do so.

With this in mind, we are sharing a series of vignettes on some of the myths and misconceptions about what can and cannot be bargained.

Our third vignette is in relation to the area of selection.

Did you know that...

*...the power to determine the area of selection for an internal non-advertised appointment rests with the department under a delegated authority or where no such delegated authority has been granted, with the Public Service Commission (PSC) pursuant to section 34 of the Public Service Employment Act? Areas of selection are therefore not subject to collective bargaining.
Generally, it is the Departments, through delegated authority from the PSC, which establish the area of selection by geographic, organizational, occupational criteria or by designated groups within the meaning of section 3 of the Employment Equity Act.  


More vignettes will be published in the coming days. Please stay tuned.


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