The employer argues that the removal of the «majority of workers` agreement» requirement at M25.08 (a) (iii) allows the GSC to align itself with industry schedules. This amendment to paragraph 34.07 would provide for better alignment with paragraph 28.02 (a) on overtime pay. The proposal provides that compensation may take the form of compensatory leave between the worker and the employer. This clause already applies to section 28 (overtime) and section 32 (designated paid leave). M25.12 Notwithstanding the contrary element of this agreement, the performance of a possible change in working time does not result in overtime or additional pay as a result of this amendment, and it is not considered to prohibit the employer`s right to plan the hours of work authorized by the present terms of this agreement. Given the magnitude of the negotiator`s outstanding proposals, the employer requested that the PSAC consider a limited number of proposals taking into account the current collective bargaining landscape and the recent results of negotiations with other federal public service officials. The large number of proposals makes it difficult for the parties to focus their work on key priorities; a smaller number of proposals should significantly improve the likelihood of implementation. The employer respectfully proposes to the Commission to give direction in this regard and to order the parties to return to negotiations with a reduced number of proposals before the Commission`s report is published. In today`s grain industry, the flow of grain is unpredictable, but there are usually periods when cereals do not flow, which is a good time to take lunch breaks. IP employees are normally assigned to an elevator in a team of two and have taken advantage of their discretion in the past by pausing on when they would mate during a slow grain flow or in agreement with their counterpart. Through sound and good faith negotiations, the Canadian government has concluded 34 agreements during this round of negotiations, which include more than 65,000 employees of the federal public service.

These include comparisons with 15 different negotiators representing 17 bargaining units within the CPA and 17 groups of workers in separate agencies. The employer is proposing a four-year contract to allow for greater stability and predictability. This would be tantamount to repeating the duration of the last collective between the parties, which included the period from June 2014 to June 2018.