IT Vote on the IT Group Tentative Agreement – November 7, 2023

Your IT Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on October 19, 2023, we reached a tentative agreement with the Treasury Board to conclude this round of collective bargaining. We believe we have reached the best deal possible in what has been a challenging round of negotiations.

Highlights of this tentative agreement include;

  • Four-year agreement expiring December 22, 2025;
  • Wage increases totalling 13.5% over four years, compounded to 14.28%, including a parity adjustment backdated to the first day of the collective agreement 
  • $2500 one-time pensionable lump sum allowance to be paid to all employees in the bargaining unit on the date of signing of the collective agreement;
  • Increases to shift and weekend premiums;
  • The time required to receive 4 weeks of annual vacation leave has been reduced from 8 years to 7 years; and
  • Specific improvements to bereavement leave, care leave and family-related leave provisions.

The tentative agreement also incorporates new language negotiated at the PIPSC Central Table, which includes:

  • New Letter of Agreement for Telework, strengthening the grievance process to address denied telework requests;
  • New Leave for Traditional Indigenous Practices; and
  • Improvements to Workforce Adjustment provisions.

This agreement must now be ratified by the IT membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify this agreement.  All regular members in good standing will receive the voting instructions by email. 

The voting will be open for a period beginning November 24, 2023, and closing at 12:00 PM ET on Friday, December 8. 2023.  

Please ensure your membership information is up to date.

Important Information:

You will find all the information concerning the tentative agreement below. It is important that you take the time to review everything prior to voting and prior to asking questions to the Bargaining Team.

Please review the attached documents:

A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period varying between 180 and 460 days to implement them (this includes any retro pay).

A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the IT Bargaining Team to pursue further negotiations, with a high likelihood of heading to arbitration. 

We will also be hosting online information sessions every Tuesday and Thursday, starting November 9 until November 30 to provide more details on the agreement and give members like you an opportunity to ask questions before you vote. The schedule is as follows:


  • French session at 12:00 PM ET 
  • English sessions at 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 7:00 PM ET


  • English sessions at 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM ET 
  • French session at 7:00 PM ET

To attend any English session, use this link:
Meeting ID:  930 3613 6441
Passcode: 099063

To attend any French session, use this link:
Meeting ID: 925 9949 6421
Passcode: 503824

Please consult the Group’s page regularly for updated events that may occur near your workplace.