The employer has made a last offer for a 3-year term starting in December 2018. You have the opportunity to review the employer’s last offer and have your say on the next steps. 

We have two options: to accept the employer’s last offer, or to reject it and get ready to vote in favour of a strike and take job actions until we reach a deal.  

This is an offer for a 3-year term starting in December 2018. It includes the same pay increases that were secured by all other PIPSC and PSAC groups for those 3 years: 

  • December 2018: 2% economic increase plus 0.8% wage adjustment
  • December 2019: 2% economic increase plus 0.2% wage adjustment
  • December 2020: 1.5% economic increase

If accepted by members like you, these economic increases would be paid to you as retroactive pay within 180 days from the signing of the agreement. You would also be entitled to $500 for late implementation of the contract. 

The offer includes gains that PIPSC made at the central table, such as domestic violence leave, updated maternity and parental benefits, and a broader definition of family for family-related leave. 

The offer does not address the 1.5% pay gap between CS members and our counterparts at the Canada Revenue Agency, which was central to the bargaining team’s demands.

Your negotiation team worked hard on this issue. We made a breakthrough when the Public Interest Commission (PIC) unanimously recognized the unfairness of this pay gap – even though it recommended that “the wage gap be closed in a future round of bargaining as soon as the economic situation allows." 

This offer must now be considered by CS members like you. 

All regular members in good standing will receive voting instructions by email. Please ensure your membership information is up to date.

The voting will be open from November 30, 2020, to December 14, 2020, at 12:00 PM (noon) ET.

Documents for review

Please take the time to review these documents: 

Yes vote means: You accept all of the changes proposed in the employer’s last offer. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing of the collective agreement (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period of 180 days to implement salary changes and retroactive pay. 

No vote means: You reject the employer’s last offer and commit to supporting a strike vote, job actions and further negotiations.