We, the public service unions and the National Association of Federal Retirees of the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP), demand that the Treasury Board come to the table ready to discuss changes to the plan.
The PSHCP covers most workers and retirees of the federal public service and has not been meaningfully reviewed since 2006. In 2018, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed committing the Treasury Board to complete a review of the plan by March 31, 2019. The Treasury Board has not begun discussions with us.
Public service unions and the National Association of Federal Retirees believe that changes are needed to reflect recent medical advances, the increase in cost of living, and emerging technology. Together, we surveyed our members in 2018 and we are prepared to advocate for the changes you need in your health care plan. We have done the work to understand what our members need and how the PSHCP can respond to them. Continued delays are a serious neglect of the Treasury Board’s duties under the Financial Administration Act and its commitment to collaborate with public service unions and the National Association of Federal Retirees.
Along with our colleagues from other National Joint Council unions, we have cosigned a letter to the Treasury Board. We are prepared to commence legal proceedings to bring the Treasury Board to the table. The National Association of Federal Retirees has submitted a separate letter of support.
Learn more about your group’s current extended health care plan: https://pipsc.ca/labour-relations/health-plan