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

1 November 2017
The Company, WTEG, and WPEG met in Winnipeg from October 23-25, 2017. Together the three teams have begun interest based negotiations.
1 November 2017
The Collective Agreements between WPEG & WTEG and the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories expired on June 30, 2017. The bargaining teams of WPEG and WTEG decided to negotiate jointly with the Company to renew the collective agreement.
25 October 2017
Your bargaining team of Sharon Trasatti, Kellie Moorman and Nicholas Pernal (PIPSC Negotiator), met with the FNHA on August 22-24 and again October 3-5, 2017 for the first two bargaining sessions.
25 October 2017
As you are aware, your bargaining team has met with the Employer on several occasions since early 2015 in an attempt to negotiate a new collective agreement.
25 October 2017
Our last Bargaining Team Update was in July 2017 and over the last several months, we have been working diligently with senior PIPSC management to re-engage in meaningful bargaining.
23 October 2017
Dear NUREG members,
23 October 2017
The CRPEG Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that the Union and the Employer signed the collective agreement on September 28, 2017. This collective agreement is in effect from July 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
13 October 2017
During the recent SP Sub-Group Presidents meeting in Québec City, PIPSC was asked to provide you with the formula to calculate your biweekly rate of pay in order to help you determine if you are paid at the right rate.