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Experienced PSAC negotiators work with members to determine the best bargaining demands package for the group. Together, they negotiate with the employer to come up with a collective agreement that is ratified by the members.

Negotiators and their teams determine the best bargaining demands package for the group. Together, they negotiate with the employer to come up with a collective agreement that is ratified by the members.

Within the Atlantic Region, we negotiate for sixteen Directly Chartered Locals and a number of regional units that fall under the Canada Labour Code. 

Information picket at St. Thomas University

January 21, 2015 •

An information picket was held at St. Thomas University by PSAC/STUSAU members on Monday, January 19th.  PSAC members at St. Thomas University have been in negotiations for over 4 years with their employer, have recently voted to take strike action and are now awaiting news as to whether or not the employer will go back to the table. 

PSAC members at St. Thomas University rejected the final offer made by the employer

January 8, 2015 •

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION                                                                              January 8, 2015


The Ghost of Bargaining Past

December 11, 2014 •

This Holiday Season we are doing a theme around "The Ghost of Bargaining Past". We have decorated our office tree with ornaments and ribbons outlining some of our past achievements in bargaining and sadly, some that are lost or threatened.

Find attached the card we have mailed out to our Locals as well as the poem "Twas The Night Before Bargaining".

Supporting my bargaining team Local 80116 USGE

November 20, 2014 •

Members of USGE local 80116 displaying their "I support my bargaining team" bracelets in Truro November 12th, 2014.

Support Your Bargaining team bracelets

November 20, 2014 •

TB Members of UNE 80414, Canadian Heritage, at Historic Properties, Halifax displaying their "I support My Bargaining team" bracelets on November 18th, 2014 to denote the return to the table.

Parks bargaining team prepares for negotiations in Ottawa

July 28, 2014 •

Members of PSAC’s Parks bargaining team met in Ottawa from July 22-24 to discuss key issues and finalize the package of demands in preparation for negotiations with the employer.

STUSAU rally

July 18, 2014 •
In celebration of its 4th anniversary of their certification, St. Thomas University Support and Administrative Union (STUSAU) organized a rally at STU where PSAC locals and unions from both St. Thomas University and UNB pledged their support of solidarity.   The United Campus Labour Council was out in full force.

Updates: Bargaining with Treasury Board

July 15, 2014 •

You have a question or comment for the bargaining team?  Contact a bargaining team member from the Atlantic Region:


July 8, 2014 •

Negotiations for new contracts for PSAC’s five bargaining units in the federal public service will begin this week (week of July 7th) when PSAC and Treasury Board teams will exchange proposals.

Information can be found at:  At the bottom of the page you can also link to all teams’ (PA, SV, TC, EB and FB) information.

TC Collective Agreement Implementation Update

July 7, 2014 •

After concluding our collective agreement negotiations last August, the Employer has yet to fully implement the final agreement.  We had our final level grievance hearing on May 9 on this issue. 

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