Tentative Agreement and Ratification Votes

Members have been asking what UVAE’s position is and what we recommend in relation to the current tentative agreement that members will soon be voting on through PSAC.

UVAE supports the Bargaining Teams recommendation to accept the tentative offers for PA, SV, TC and EB. The bargaining teams have been working hard over 2 plus years to get this tentative agreement from the Treasury Board.

UVAE does not tell members how to vote, members have the right to vote how they want on the ratification of the tentative agreement and what UVAE notes is the importance for members to take the time to fully review the Ratification Kit and attend a Q & A session that PSAC is organizing if you still have questions on the Tentative Agreement vote.

Ratification votes for PSAC members in the four Treasury Board groups will begin on May 24 and end on June 16 at noon ET.

In order for PSAC members to receive their new rates of pay, retroactive pay, and lump sum payment, the new agreements must first be ratified. To ensure this ratification process is done as quickly as possible, PSAC will be conducting an expedited ratification process. The ratification votes will be conducted using the same online voting platform used for strike votes earlier this year.

Below is the link to PSAC’s website regarding the upcoming Ratification Votes; How to Vote; Q & A Sessions both virtually and in person (in person sessions are only available in some areas), the PA, SV, TC and EB session dates. Please go to PSAC’s website using the link below for information on when each of the ratification sessions will be held.

These sessions will be held over Zoom, and registration will open on May 24.

In Solidarity,

Virginia Vaillancourt

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UVAE Component Life Membership 2022

Magali Picard is a past member of Local 10042 and she was recently awarded a UVAE Component Life Membership which was presented to her at the 2022 National Local Presidents’ Conference in October 2022.

Magali has been an activist for many years and held the following positions:

National Executive Vice-President, PSAC

REVP/PSAC, Quebec Region

NVP Quebec, UVAE

UVAE Local 10042, Montreal, Local President

Left to right John Maclennan, former National President, UNDE, Virginia Vaillancourt, UVAE National President, Magali Picard, former NEVP, PSAC and
Toufic El-Daher, NEVP, UVAE