Dec 19, 2016
By Dave Woodard
The Federal Government has reached a new 4-year deal with the Public Service Alliance of Canada which includes a 5.5% increase in salary, a $650 signing bonus, and what the union calls “significant breakthroughs on sick leave and adjustments to the work force.” It means the workers will continue being able to bank sick days. This deal comes, as the Federal government deals with its own huge deficit, and is planning to lower health care transfers to the provinces. Aaron Wudrick – the federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation – joins Libby to talk about it.