The following principles were developed jointly by the bargaining agent representatives and the employer representatives to the National Joint Council. These principles are the cornerstone that shall guide the parties in establishing fair and reasonable commuting assistance practices across the public service.

Trust – foster an environment that allows employees, bargaining agents and management to work together to develop mutually acceptable solutions.

Flexibility – create an environment where management decisions respect the duty to accommodate, best respond to employees’ needs and interests, and consider operational requirements in the determination of commuting assistance arrangements.

Respect – create a sensitive and supportive environment and recognize employees in a professional manner while supporting employees, their families, their health and safety in the context of this directive.

Transparency – ensure consistent, fair and equitable application of this directive and its practices.