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.

The Employer agrees to provide $330,000 per month to the PSAC – TBS JLP starting on the date of signature of the PA collective agreement until the subsequent PA collective agreement is signed to ensure continuity of this initiative.

The Employer further agrees to provide funds for the purposes of a joint study in the amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to identify the need for training of health and safety committees and appropriate mechanism for any required training, in line with the National Joint Council (NJC) Directive.

The PSAC – TBS JLP will continue to be governed by the existing joint PSAC – TBS Steering Committee to which two seats will be added for the other bargaining agents and the equivalent additional number of seats for employer representatives. The Bargaining Agent Side Secretary on the National Joint Council will be invited to attend the meetings of the PSAC – JLP Steering Committee with voice but no vote.