Collective Bargaining

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

24 September 2017
On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the AFS Negotiation Team reached a tentative agreement with CRA that provides a fair wage increase for all of our AFS members and commits the parties to meaningful consultations on classification matters.
22 September 2017
Agreement-in-principle between the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) for the University of Ottawa Information Technology Professional (UOITP) and the University of Ottawa
21 September 2017
Mr. Doug Mason The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada Audit, Financial and Scientific Group President Dear Doug:
21 September 2017
Dear colleagues, We are ready to bargain. NRC management said they will send their bargaining position to us this week. As you know from our last updates, we have our demands ready and are keen to get started.
12 September 2017
Dear fellow members, We have a deal!!!!
8 September 2017
Ottawa – September 8, 2017 Monsieur Elvio Buono Associate Vice-President, Human Resources Human Resources, Tabaret Hall 550 Cumberland Street, Room 019 Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5
6 September 2017
The NFB group’s bargaining team met with the Employer on June 20, 2016, and with the team responsible for the WFA on October 31, 2016. Peter Kallianiotis joined the management team. Unfortunately, we then lost our negotiator, and it took some time to replace her.
30 August 2017
Result of the Strike Vote A Strike vote was held between August 24 and 28, 2017. A substantial percentage of the bargaining unit members voted in favour of providing your Bargaining Team with a strong strike mandate. A number of fun events are being planned for the next two weeks.