The Government remains committed to reaching collective agreements with all outstanding bargaining units for this round of bargaining, including those represented by the CASP. “We are pleased to have reached another agreement with the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada and are encouraged by the progress we are making in our negotiations. Once again, this preliminary agreement demonstrates our Government`s commitment to agreements that are aware of today`s economic and fiscal environments, fair to employees and reasonable to Canadians. The following notices provide the staff community with interpretations of directives, instructions and updates regarding collective agreements, classification, compensation and labour relations, as well as National Joint Council (NJC) guidelines. The three-year interim agreement applies to nearly 10,000 federal employees represented and unpresented in the Technical Services (TC) group. The provisional agreement would provide for overall economic and group increases of 6.64 percent over three years, ending in July 2021, with the smallest increase last year, in line with the current economic environment. New provisions on nursing leave, extended parental leave and up to 10 days of domestic violence leave are also included in the provisional agreement. For more information: Contacts (media): Karl W. Sasseville, Director of Communications and Issues Management, Office of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, 613-369-3170; Media Relations, Board of Directors of Canada, Telephone: 613-369-9400, Toll-Free: 1-855-TBS-9-SCT (1-855-827-9728), TTY (Telecommunications Device for the Hearing Impaired): 613-369-9371, e-mail: [email protected] The Government of Canada is leading by example in the fight. – The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Chair of the Board of Directors of Canada and of the Public Utilities Alliance of Canada. Twitter: @TBS_Canada Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourGovernmentatWork/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/tbs-sct/ Note that information notices on human resources services published between 2001 and 2007 can be viewed via the Government of Canada Web Archive website. . .