The updating of the Canada Labour Code indicates an intention to improve the lot of Canadian workers. However, the turbulent negotiations with the public service union go against the will to “bargain in good faith”. That is why this promise is being partially fulfilled.
December 10, 2018 - "The Liberal government tabled a series of offensive counter-proposals in the latest talks between the Union and Treasury Board. After months of Government delays and insulting offers, PSAC bargaining teams representing 90,000 federal public service workers have declared impasse and filed for a Public Interest Commission (PIC) to help negotiations move forward." - PSAC delcares bargaining impasse as Libreals table 2-years wage freeze - Alliance de la Fonction publique du Canada
August 30, 2018 - "Between May 2017 and March 2018, we consulted with Canadians, unions and labour organizations, employers and employer organizations, academics, other experts and advocacy groups to get their perspectives on what a robust and modern set of federal labour standards should be. We heard one strong message throughout the consultations: The way Canadians work has changed, but federal labour standards have not." - What we heard: Modernizing Federal Labour Standards - Employment and Social Development Canada
June 19, 2017 - C-7 An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures - House of Common (Royal Assent)
February 22, 2017 - "The Liberals are looking to hammer out deals with remaining smaller bargaining units. Thousands of civil servants remain without contracts nearly three years after most expired in 2014." - Feds set aside $545-million to finance new contracts reached with big unions - The Hill Times