AV Group - You have a signed new collective agreement!

With an approval rate of 97% on ratification, the AV Group Bargaining Team is proud to inform you that our President Debi Daviau and your bargaining team signed your new collective agreement on August 30.

The information in the timeline below sets out important dates relating to implementation of the new Collective Agreement.


August 30, 2019 - Collective Agreement signed

Summaries of the negotiated changes in the Tentative Agreement can be found here: (https://www.pipsc.ca/groups/av/av-ratification)

The following provisions take effect upon signature:

  • Expanded family definition for the whole agreement (2.01);
  • Overtime (2.01 and 9.01);
  • Call-back (10.01);
  • Expanded definition of family for Bereavement Leave (17.02);
  • Expanded definition of family for Leave Without Pay for Care of Family (17.09);
  • Expanded definition of family for Leave With Pay for Family Related Responsibilities (17.12);
  • New Caregiver Leave provisions for members (17.10);
  • New paid Domestic Violence Leave of 75 hours should a member or their child be subject to domestic violence (17.23);
  • Criteria for Career Development (18.05);
  • Standards of Discipline (37.02);
  • No Discrimination (43);
  • Appendix G in respect of workplace harassment
  • Appendix H in respect of the Common Pay Administration;
  • Appendix I in respect of Leave for Union Business - cost Recovery; and
  • Appendix J with respect to RCMP

PIPSC is currently engaged in discussions with Treasury Board to determine the implementation timelines for improvements to the Maternity and Parental Leave Without Pay and Parental Allowance provisions. We hope to have more news concerning this in the coming weeks.

February 26, 2020 - Collective Agreement Implementation Deadline

As of February 26, 2020, (180 days after signing), the following provisions must have been be implemented, or 560 days in cases where manual processing is required. See below for further information:

  • Improvements to the Maternity Allowance, Parental Leave and Parental Allowance (17.01 to 17.06);
  • Travelling time (13.01);
  • Registration fees (21.07);
  • Meal time allowance (9.06);
  • Additional personal day (as of April 1, 2020) (17.13)
  • Correctional service specific duty allowance (44);
  • New MOU regarding Implementation of the Collective Agreement timelines.


  • Wage adjustment of 0.5% effective June 22, 2018;
  • Economic increase of 3.5% effective June 22, 2018;
  • Economic increase of 2.0% effective June 22, 2019;
  • On the date of implementation a wage adjustment of;
    • 1.25% for CO-01
    • 1.75% for CO-03
    • 1.5% for CO-04

AU and PG

  • Wage adjustment of .75% effective June 22, 2018;
  • Economic increase of 2.0% effective June 22, 2018;
  • Economic increase of 2.0% effective June 22, 2019;

By this time, AVs should also have received the $400 lump-sum payment made in exchange for the extended implementation timeline.

If implementation is delayed beyond the February 26, 2020, 180 day deadline, affected members will receive further payments of $50 effective the 181st day and every 90 days thereafter to a maximum of $450. This particularly applies where compensation increases and retroactive payments require manual processing by compensation advisors.

Manual intervention may be required for employees on an extended period of leave without pay (such as maternity/parental leave), salary protected employees and those with transactions such as leave with income averaging, pre-retirement transition leave and employees paid below minimum, above maximum or in between steps. Manual intervention may also be required for specific accounts with complex salary history.

June 22, 2020 - Implementation of Economic Increase

AU and PG

  • Economic increase of 1.5% effective June 22, 2020


  • Economic increase of .75% effective June 22, 2020

June 22, 2021 - Implementation of Economic Increase

AU and PG

  • Economic increase of 1.5% effective June 22, 2021


  • Economic increase of .75% effective June 22, 2021

December 2021 - Appendix “F” with respect to Gender Inclusive Language

Please contact your Bargaining Team if you have questions or would like more information concerning the collective agreement.

Your Bargaining Team will be also be holding lunch and learn information sessions in September throughout Canada to advise AV members. If you would like to request an information session, please contact AV Group President and Bargaining Team Chair Peter Gabriel, at peter_gabriel@pipsc.ca.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support all along the bargaining round, leading us to reach this deal for you.

Better Together!

Your AV Bargaining Team

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Photo L to R: Gord Sanford, Jason Huang, James Bright, Peter Gabriel (Group Chair) , Andree Doucet, Cara Ryan (PIPSC Negotiator), Allison Shatford (TBS Lead Negotiator), Raymond Poon, Philippe Bougie (TBS), Gerry Morrisey