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

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.
29 August 2017
Fellow YHC members, The majority of the YHC members who voted have ratified the Tentative Agreement. We will be moving forward to sign the agreement as soon as can be arranged.
23 August 2017
Update on PIPSC-UOITP bargaining posted by the University of August 18. As previously stated due to the University walking away from the bargaining table and declaring an impasse at the negotiations, your Bargaining team met in conciliation with the employer on August 2, 2017.
23 August 2017
OITP Bargaining Update # 5 – August 2017 Issues of the Impasse in Bargaining leading to the Strike Vote
23 August 2017
As published on the PIPSC Website, the Institute and the Employer signed the CS Collective Agreement (CA) on July 4, 2017.
21 August 2017
We have achieved a major success in our challenge to CRA's arbitrary plans to force a thousand of our AFS members in the GTA to relocate.