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 May 2017
The majority of the CS members who voted have ratified the Tentative Agreement. We will be moving forward to sign the agreement as soon as can be arranged. The Employer then has 120 days from the signature date to implement retroactive pay.
18 April 2017
April 18 , 2017 To all SH Group members, Some of you have asked why it can take weeks or sometimes months between the time a collective agreement is ratified by members and the day it is signed and implemented.
7 April 2017
The BCFNHA group executives are seeking individuals from the general membership who are working in the Vancouver area and who would be interested in becoming part of the bargaining team for the next round of collective bargaining (negotiations) with the employer.
17 March 2017
Your Bargaining Team met with the employer between February 21 and 23rd. The negotiation team was disappointed once again, as the employer has not yet presented an updated pay proposal from the woefully inadequate proposal presented last year.
16 January 2017
Your CFIA-VM Bargaining Team met with the Employer January 10 - 12, 2017. The parties made some progress towards narrowing the issues still in dispute.