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Following the PSLRB’s determination on February 10, 2010 that it has jurisdiction to hear ACFO’s Pay Equity complaint in its entirety, Treasury Board filed an application for judicial review of this decision at the Federal Court of Appeal on March 4, 2010. Treasury Board has since discontinued its application, however, and we are now in the process of setting a schedule for the disclosure of documents which will further inform the parties in preparing their submissions for the PSLRB hearing on the merits of the case.
ACFO is also required, by August 13, 2010, to provide Treasury Board with particulars declaring the effective date of our Pay Equity complaint, and we are presently analyzing the demographics of the FI Group recently provided to us by Treasury Board to determine precisely when the data first pinpoints wage gap concerns that eventually gave rise to the present pay equity complaint. Treasury Board will then have opportunity to review and respond to our particulars by October 15, 2010.
Subsequent to the foregoing deadlines, the parties will begin the lengthy process of preparing their substantive arguments on the Pay Equity case, which we anticipate will be heard by the PSLRB sometime in 2012 given the complexity of and the level of preparation required for pay equity complaints.
We will continue to update you on further developments in this matter. In the meantime, please contact Vivian Gates at 613-728-0695 ext. 226 if you have any questions.