Treasury Board bargained in bad faith with striking diplomats: ruling

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.

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