Statement - Treasury Board President Welcomes Ratification of Four New Collective Agreements by Public Service Alliance of Canada Members



    OTTAWA, Jan. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Vic Toews, President of the
Treasury Board, today released the following statement after the ratification
of collective agreements concluded with the Public Service Alliance of Canada
for the Program and Administrative Services (PA), the Education and Library
Science (EB), the Operational Services (SV) and the Border Services (FB)
groups.
    "This is welcome news. After reaching four agreements with the Public
Service Alliance of Canada, I am very pleased that its members have voted in
favour of these new collective agreements.
    The agreements we have reached with the Public Service Alliance of Canada
provide for a total cumulative economic increase of 6.8 per cent over four
years, that is to say, 2.3 per cent in 2007-08, 1.5 per cent in 2008-09, 1.5
per cent in 2009-10 and 1.5 per cent in 2010-11. These settlements are fair to
employees and affordable for Canadians.
    Responsible management of compensation is critical and I would like to
acknowledge the understanding and cooperation shown by many groups as we all
do our share in these difficult economic times."

    Regular updates on collective bargaining are posted on the Treasury Board
of Canada Secretariat Web site at: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Christine Csversko, Director of Communications,
Office of the President of the Treasury Board, (613) 957-2666; Robert Makichuk
Chief, Media Relations, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, (613) 957-2391;
IF THERE IS A DISCREPANCY BETWEEN ANY PRINTED VERSION AND THE ELECTRONIC
VERSION OF THIS NEWS RELEASE, THE ELECTRONIC VERSION WILL PREVAIL. TTY
(Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired), (613) 957-9090; This
news release is available online at: www.tbs-sct.gc.ca.


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