Tremblay et al. (18 grievances) and Treasury Board (Revenue Canada (6), Health Canada (1), Veterans Affairs (11))

166-2-27758; 27761, 27681 to 27687; 27691 and 27692, 27709 and 27710, 27759 and 27760, 27762 and 27763, 27954

  • Before: J.C. Cloutier
  • Appearances: C. Rossignol, for the Grievors; M. LeFrançois, for the Employer
  • Decision Rendered: 1997-12-18

An application for judicial review before the Federal Court has been dismissed (Court file: T-87-98).

Subject terms:

Compensation – Pay increment date – Public Sector Compensation Act – the collective agreements generally provided for a pay increment period of 12 months for the grievors who were full-time employees and 1,950 hours for those who were part-time employees – the collective agreements also set out the date on which the pay increments would take effect – the Public Sector Compensation Act (the Act) cancelled the right to pay increments for a period of two years – the grievors argued that they had a vested right to the time worked before the legislative provisions came into force and that that time had to be recognized at the end of the two-year period in calculating the pay increment period – the employer responded that the Act had extended the compensation system while cancelling the right to pay increments for a period of two years – the adjudicator held that the collective agreements provided for a specific date for the pay increments to come into effect, that the Act had amended the collective agreements to cancel the right to pay increments for a period of two years and that the grievors were not entitled to the pay increments that would normally have been received during that period.

Grievances denied.