The ACFO and Treasury Board bargaining teams met in Ottawa on June 4th and 6th 2012.

On June 5th, members of the ACFO and Treasury Board bargaining teams attended ACFO’s 2nd Annual Professional Development Seminar where speakers Alexandre Boulerice (MP Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie) and Senator Romeo Dallaire addressed our membership on the subject of leadership.  This enabled ACFO to demonstrate to the Treasury Board our commitment to professional development for the FI Community and led to very constructive exchanges with regards to this subject at the bargaining table the following day.

We were able to make some progress in our negotiations during these bargaining sessions, and have to date signed off on a total of forty four articles. Some of these proposals provide clarity and others provide for substantive improvements to the collective agreement.  Further details will be shared once the parties are able to complete negotiations.

Discussions on monetary proposals were also initiated.  The Treasury Board has requested additional time to analyze our proposals.  We are tentatively scheduled to resume talks in early September, which should provide the time necessary to complete a detailed and final analysis of the monetary proposals.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email ACFO Lead Negotiator Scott Chamberlain at or ACFO Executive Vice President and Chair of the Collective Bargaining Committee Karen Hall at