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

6 July 2017
On June 1, 2017, your YHC Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Agreement with the employer for the renewal of the Collective Agreement. A summary of the Tentative Agreement was posted.  Posted here is the timeline of events leading up to the vote.
6 July 2017
  On July 6, 2017 the Institute and the employer signed the SH collective agreement. Today’s signing of the SH Group collective agreement follows the group’s ratification in March 2017 of the tentative agreement reached with the employer in December 2016.
6 July 2017
Your PIPSC CCC Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on June 21, 2017 we signed a tentative agreement to renew the current Collective Agreement. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their input and support. The details of the Tentative Agreement are:
4 July 2017
On July 4, 2017 the Institute and the employer signed the CS collective agreement. Today’s signing of the CS Group collective agreement follows the group’s ratification in May 2017 of the tentative agreement reached with the employer in March 2017.
28 June 2017
On June 20, 2017, your Bargaining Team signed a Tentative Agreement with the Employer. An information session will be scheduled shortly to discuss the content of this agreement. Immediately following the information session, a ratification vote will be held.
28 June 2017
Bargaining Teams for the YHC Group and the Yukon Hospital Corporation reached a Tentative Agreement on or about June 1, 2017, concerning the renewal of our Collective Agreement covering PIPSC members working at the Whitehorse General Hospital, the Watson Lake Community Hospital and the Dawson Cit
27 June 2017
The SH Group was formed in 1999 and is comprised of nine (9) different professions: Dentistry (DE), Medicine (MD), Nursing (NU), Nutrition and Dietetics (ND), Occupational and Physical Therapy (OP), Pharmacy (PH), Psychology (PS), Social Work (SW), and Veterinary Medicine (VM).
26 June 2017
Your Bargaining Team reached a Tentative Agreement with the Sunnybrook Radiation Therapists to renew the Group's Collective Agreement. On June 23, 2017 members had the opportunity to vote on this and a strong majority of members have ratified the Tentative Agreement.