The Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on June 21, 2017 we reached a tentative agreement with Management to renew the collective agreement.

Over the last few weeks we have continued to explore a narrowed-down set of bargaining priorities in hopes of coming to an agreement in a timely manner. The deal we’ve agreed to builds off what we presented you a few weeks ago. It includes administrative changes to maternity leave provisions, as well as a 1.25% economic increase effective June 20th 2017. It will also result in a new expiry date of June 19th, 2018.

In addition to what was voted on before, this agreement includes an extra personal day that can be used during the 2017-2018 Leave Year -- a one-time, non-recurring day off.

Given the current bargaining climate, the results of the bargaining survey, the vote last month and the fact that an extra day off is a meaningful bonus that everyone will enjoy, the bargaining team will be presenting this tentative agreement for an official vote with a unanimous recommendation.

We have chosen to conduct an electronic vote over the course of 3 weeks in July to determine the outcome. Electronic votes are common for larger bargaining units and we’re using this method in this instance in order to make sure we get maximum participation during a period when many people take vacations. We will be conducting two information sessions over the course of the voting period. The first one will be held next week, June 28th at 11:30 in the Canada Room.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please direct them to the PIPSC CCC Group Bargaining Team ( .