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

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.
17 July 2017
Your Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Agreement with the Sunnybrook Mechanical and Electronic Technologists (SUN-MET) to renew the Group's Collective Agreement.
14 July 2017
On June 1, the RE Group Collective Agreement was signed. We are going to see the first effects on our pay on July 12. The pay of most RE members will be adjusted based on the new hourly rate. There will also be a partial or full retroactive payment.
13 July 2017
It’s time to give us your input for your contract! You collective agreement has expired, and now it is time to re-negotiate with the employer for better wages and working conditions.  The BCFNHA bargaining team will be holding 2 conference calls in order to obtain your input on w
11 July 2017
The results are in - the Tentative Agreement reached between the PIPSC - NEB Group bargaining team and the Employer was ratified by the membership. Over 240 members participated in the vote, with a result of 97.9% in favour.