OTTAWA – The Public Service Labour Relations Board says the federal government has been bargaining in bad faith with its striking diplomats.
But it does not impose a remedy.
The decision urges Treasury Board and the 1,350-member Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers to go back to bargaining to break the impasse.
A spokesman for the union says it waiting for Treasury Board to return to the negotiations with a revised offer, but the government has yet to comment.
The union which has been without a contract since mid-2011, has been staging rotating walkouts at more than a dozen foreign missions .
The foreign service staff want wage parity with their counterparts in other federal departments, who make as much as $14,000 more doing similar work.