Liberals to hike pay for 10,000 bureaucrats even as federal deficit continues to swell

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The Liberal government on Wednesday announced pay hikes for 10,000 civil servants, even as private-sector job losses across the country remain in the millions and the federal deficit continues to swell. The Treasury Board has signed a tentative agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to boost the wages of unionized workers by 6.64 per cent over the next three years, including new provisions for caregiver leave, parental leave, and a 10-day domestic violence leave. It follows an earlier agreement, announced July 10, that hiked wages for 84,000 “administrative services” bureaucrats, who also saw a 6.64 per cent increase over the next three years.