Public Service Alliance of Canada

PSAC LogoAgriculture Union members are automatically also members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. One of Canada’s largest unions, the PSAC is an umbrella union for 17 ‘Component’ Unions like the Agriculture Union, which are largely organized along Departmental lines. The Agriculture Union is the ‘expert’ when it comes to dealing with our members’ workplace issues. We know the ‘culture’ and the ‘players’ within the various Departments and Agencies that employ our members. The PSAC, on the other hand, is the ‘expert’ when it comes to dealing with our ultimate employer – the Government of Canada. The PSAC is recognized by the government as the bargaining agent for Agriculture Union members. It stickhandles such demanding, expensive and time-consuming issues as job security, pensions and pay equity.

Collective Agreements

Copies of current collective agreements covering Agriculture Union members can be accessed by clicking on the specific name below. Collective agreements will be updated only when they officially come into force after both parties have ‘signed off’.

Treasury Board Policies and Guidelines

When it comes to the workplace, few Canadian workers are as regulated as are federal public service workers. Many of these directives are issued by the Treasury Board of Canada in the form of Guidelines and Policies. And there are literally hundreds of them! Click here to access an alphabetical listing of these Policies and Guidelines, ready for downloading, from the Treasury Board Web site.

National Joint Council Directives

Logo of the National Joint CouncilThe National Joint Council (NJC) is a consultative body of representatives of management and public service unions. The NJC was designed to establish uniform employment practices, working conditions and benefits across the federal public service. As our bargaining agent, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) represents the interests of Agriculture Union members at the NJC. These NJC policies and practices are issued as ‘Directives’, a number of which are included in collective agreements. A grievance procedure exists for settling disputes on the interpretation of NJC policies. More information on the NJC grievance procedure can be found HERE. Current NJC Directives may be accessed by clicking on the individual title listed below.

NOTE: NJC Directives on workplace health and safety, along with those issued by Treasury Board, are grouped together HERE on our Health and Safety Web page.

Employer Web Sites

Photo of a maple leafClick on any one of the links below to be directed to the home page of the federal government Departments and Agencies that employ members of the Agriculture Union:

Other Web Sites of Interest

Principal non-employer federal government Departments and Agencies impacting Agriculture Union members

Beyond their status as employees of a number of specific federal government departments and agencies, members of the Agriculture Union are also part of the broader public service of Canada. They are accordingly governed or influenced by a number of other federal government organizations. The principal ones are listed below. Clicking on a name will take you to the department or agency’s Web site.

Non-governmental Web sites

The Agriculture Union has assembled a number of miscellaneous Internet links we believe will be of interest to our members. Clicking on a name will take you to the organization’s Web site. We welcome suggestions for new additions.