The discussion focused on scientific integrity, equity and diversity, Public Service Health Care Plan improvements, and the potential resumption of negotiations on the Employee Wellness Support Program.
Although she had not received her mandate from the PM yet, Minister Fortier identified her top 3 priorities in her new role:
- good faith negotiations
- open communications
The Minister was very complimentary of the work PIPSC had done with the government and previous Treasury Board Presidents, and shared that she had received many positive comments from colleagues about us.
We look forward to further discussions with Minister Fortier on these and other issues of significant importance to our members, such as flexible work arrangements, safe workplaces, and the next round of collective bargaining.