Memorandum of Understanding with Respect to a Joint Learning Program

This memorandum is to give effect to the agreement reached between the Employer and the Public Service Alliance of Canada in respect of employees in the Program and Administration Services, Operational Services, Technical Services, Border Services and Education and Library Science bargaining units.

The PSAC - TBS Joint Learning Program (JLP) will continue to provide joint training on Union management issues.

Starting on the first day of the month following the date of signature of the PA collective agreement, the Employer agrees to increase monthly funding to the PSAC - TBS by a percentage equivalent to the annual base economic increase.

Starting on the first day of the month following the date of signature of this agreement and for a two-year period, the Employer further agrees to provide fifty thousand three hundred and twentyfive dollars ($50,325) per month (for a total of $1.2 million) to fund a time-limited project to provide training tailored to the learning needs of occupational health and safety committees and representatives. For clarity, this temporary provision expires upon completion of the noted two-year period.

The PSAC - TBS JLP will continue to be governed by the existing joint PSAC - TBS Steering Committee. The Bargaining Agent Side Secretary on the National Joint Council will be invited to attend the meetings of the PSAC - TBS Steering Committee with voice but no vote.