We are still waiting for disclosure of certain documents from the employer. They continue to claim that they cannot release them due to cabinet confidence. The employer has advised that these documents are still with the Privy Council Office (PCO), and we are awaiting a decision on when they will be released to us.
While we wait for the PCO to make a decision, our lawyers have requested a case management conference between us, the employer, and the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB). A case management conference is different from a full hearing. A case management conference is where both sides can engage in discussions in front of a member of the FPSLREB. We made this joint request with the employer earlier this summer and are waiting for a date from the FPSLREB.
We are hopeful that the case management conference may lead to a satisfactory resolution faster than waiting for the full FPSLREB board hearing. There is nothing stopping the employer from righting this wrong at any time by offering to give us back our 2.3% Market Adjustment.