Congratulations to our bargaining teams for their hard work and success over a very long and difficult round of bargaining! When we first started this process, the outlook was grim. Today, we have a lot to celebrate. Approximately two-thirds of our members are now, or are on the verge of being, covered by a signed collective agreement. We are now focusing our efforts on reaching deals for our remaining Groups and members.

  • Some key accomplishments that affect tens of thousands of PIPSC members were realized over the course of this round of bargaining. They include:
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with the Treasury Board on the critical issue of employee wellness and the protection of sick leave.
  • In a historic, precedent-setting victory, we successfully negotiated protections against the “muzzling” of Canada’s federal scientists. Research (RE) and Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group collective agreements will now enshrine our members’ right to speak freely about science and their research.
  • Our bargaining teams were able to obtain additional market adjustment increases for thousands of PIPSC members, though we realize that many remain disappointed with the limited progress on monetary issues. Public service professionals deserve better pay and we will continue to press the Employer in this regard during the next round of negotiations.

Significant improvements were achieved on the issue of contracting out the work of government IT professionals.

You can find the latest information on your collective agreement or on the bargaining status for your Group by visiting its web page and by consulting your Group’s most recent bargaining updates below.

 

Latest Bargaining Updates

25 July 2017
NR members have ratified the Tentative Agreement. The next steps, currently underway, will require the employer to calculate the new pay rates and translate the new agreement prior to signing by both parties. This can hopefully be completed by the end of August.
24 July 2017
As reported before, your bargaining team signed a tentative agreement on July 5, 2017 to complete this round of collective bargaining. Electronic voting on the tentative agreement will take place from July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm (EST).
21 July 2017
Hello SP Stewards, Please find below a summary of new changes to our Collective Agreement. Thank you for all your work on the behalf of our members. Elizabeth Ptasznik SP Chief Steward
21 July 2017
The Bargaining Team hosted an information session on July 12 at the St. Elias Center in Ottawa and on July 13 at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa. We can’t express enough how pleased we were at the record amount of participation we had.
20 July 2017
Fellow Members, Following the announcement of our tentative agreement we felt it was necessary to provide you with the attached additional information to ensure you can evaluate all the positive gains against the mandatory payout of our severance and reduction to our DIP properly.
20 July 2017
The Bargaining Team met on Wednesday July 5, 2017 to consider a Memorandum of Settlement that was offered by the company. Your Bargaining team and Group Executive agreed to unanimously recommend the acceptance of the settlement.
18 July 2017
Your Bargaining Team has been waiting for some positive news before giving an update. Our last bargaining session and subsequent update was February 2017.
18 July 2017
Your AFS Negotiation Team requested meeting dates as soon as possible following our last bargaining session held May 9-12.  On July 14th, CRA agreed to another bargaining session on September 19-21.  We look forward to resuming negotiations with the aim to conclude a collective agreement.