Following a preparation day, your bargaining team met with Treasury Board representatives from January 31 – February 2 in Ottawa for its first negotiation session to improve your working conditions and pay. 

The 2 parties officially exchanged non-monetary proposals, which are non-pay-related issues being brought to the bargaining table this round. Some very important issues are being negotiated at a central table on which the CP Group has a representative. The central table proposals will be posted shortly and we will provide the link at that time. 

You will find the CP Group’s and the employer’s initial proposals packages for the non-monetary issues posted here. The CP Bargaining proposals were developed based on the PIPSC general and CP Group-specific survey responses received from our members. 

Monetary proposals, which include your pay increases, will be presented at a later date. To prepare the monetary proposal, the team will rely on the PIPSC research staff and chief economist who are collecting data, including cost of living increases and salary comparators with similar classifications and private sector positions.  

We were able to make progress this session by signing off on a few administrative changes. Our next negotiation dates are scheduled for April 25 – 27 and June 12 – 14 2023. 

If you have any questions please contact the Bargaining Team at

Please check out the CP Bargaining Facebook Group page and/or CP Bargaining Instagram page to see photos of the Team at work. 

In solidarity, 

Your CP Bargaining Team