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May 21st, 2014
May 21st, 2014

Top Misconceptions about Negotiations: Things That Can and Cannot be Negotiated

Our fifth vignette is on classification

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 fifth vignette is on classification.

Did you know that...

*...classification levels are not the subject of collective bargaining?  Pursuant to section 11.1(1) of the Financial Administration Act, the Employer may provide for the classification of positions.  Classification grievances do not fall within the confines of a collective agreement.  The employer has its own grievance procedure in place. You can find TB's Classification grievance procedure by clicking here. For more information on job classification, visit our online FAQ relating to job descriptions and classifications.    

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

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