In the spring of 2019, the government developed a new methodology for calculating retroactive payments to facilitate their implementation. The government also negotiated extended implementation timelines, appropriate staff compensation, recognizing the extended timelines and accountability measures. All of these measures are set out in the Memorandum of Understanding, which is contained in the 34 federal public service agreements. The new methodology has demonstrated that the deadlines set out in the Memorandum of Understanding are met (Annex #5). To comply with Schedule L of the collective agreement, the PSAC and the employer conducted a joint salary study for the SC group. This primary research study was completed by Mercer Canada in March 2019 and has been reviewed by both the union and the employer. The salary study consisted of four different SC jobs and the results showed that the SC positions studied showed all comparable wages to the market (Table 17). The employer considers that the SV agreement is a successful agreement that does not require major changes. As a result, the employer is presenting a reduced set of proposals that includes modest economic increases and changes to leave plans that are tailored to what was agreed with 34 other groups in the current round of bargaining. the performance or monitoring of the receipt, storage and delivery of supplies, the keeping of records, the preparation and service of food and the provision of other services to the person; the performance or monitoring of tasks related to materials management, identification of equipment and management of ships on board ships operating under an integrated logistics support system. For example, the Ontario government introduced legislation imposing a maximum of 1% on annual compensation increases under collective agreements for a three-year period.

The Province of Alberta has implemented wage moderation regimes that limit base salary increases for executives from April 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019. Alberta`s finance minister has also announced that he will also target 2 to 5 per cent wage cuts in arbitration with the vast majority of public sector employees. Manitoba introduced a sustainable development law that came into force in March 2017 that limits wage increases to 0% for the first two years, 0.75% in the third year, and 1% in the fourth year. . . .