Your Bargaining Team met in Ottawa on June 12-14, 2023. Although this session was to be a continuation of the bargaining with the Employer, it was postponed. The next session of negotiations with the Treasury Board is scheduled for September 19-21.
This time was not wasted, however, as the team had much to discuss, specifically related to the ongoing ratification vote of other public sector bargaining units and our own pay proposal. The team reconfirmed its priorities as well as reviewed the pay analysis presented by the Institute’s Economist. As a result of these discussions, our pay proposal will be ready to present to the Employer in time to be discussed at our next session in September.
After the last round of negotiations, a joint Treasury Board/PIPSC committee was formed to work on modernizing all of the Institute’s collective agreements. The goal is to update the language to be gender neutral, while also ensuring that the French and English versions correspond. Your Bargaining Team started reviewing the work the committee did on our specific agreement and will be meeting with the Treasury Board over the summer to complete the exercise.
At this time the Team would like to thank the members for their continued patience and support. Bargaining is a very long process, as we saw with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) negotiations which took over 18 months. Even though the PSAC reached a tentative agreement, we still have much work to do to get to that point in the process. We will take the time necessary to achieve the best deal possible for all CP members.
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