These Directives were developed in partnership by employer and bargaining agent representatives at the National Joint Council. Their provisions form part of the collective agreements of the participating parties under the By-Laws of the National Joint Council. The provisions also apply to persons not covered by collective agreements as indicated in the Directive or by employer policy.
As part of the Deficit Reduction Action Plan announced in the 2012 Federal Budget a decision was made to completely transition all publications published by the Publishing Program from traditional print to exclusively electronic effective April 1, 2014.
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