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PSAC requests mediator for bargaining with federal government

After 10 days of contract negotiations with the federal government, the Public Service Alliance of Canada has requested mediation to resolve ‘important issues of fairness and improving public services for Canadians,’ the union said in an online statement.

“We’ve gone as far as we can. This government promised to respect public service workers and restore the integrity of the public services Canadians rely on. They have not yet delivered on that promise,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC national president.

PSAC has requested that talks with the federal government resume in two weeks after a mediator has been appointed.

PSAC, which represents a majority of federal government workers, has been trying to negotiate a new collective agreement for 28 months.

In September, union negotiators expressed frustration and disappointment with the Liberal government, comparing its mandate to the previous Conservative government.

Article source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/psac-bargaining-federal-government-mediator-1.3845642?cmp=rss