The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

We have a deal!

Your PIPSC Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with Hamilton Health Sciences. 

During conciliation on Wednesday, April 21, the PIPSC and Hamilton Health Sciences bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement that we will present to the members for ratification in the coming weeks.  

This was the culmination of months of preparation beginning in 2019, including a bargaining conference, membership survey, multiple meetings of your bargaining team, 6 negotiation sessions with the employer, and a full day of conciliation.   

Next steps

Full details of the tentative agreement will be provided in a ratification package, to be distributed by email to JCC-RT members. An information session has been tentatively scheduled for May 18, 2021, once the ratification package has been finalized and distributed to the membership. Following the information session, you will be invited to vote electronically on the tentative agreement.  

Please note: Full details of the tentative agreement, information session and voting instructions will be sent to your email address registered with PIPSC. Please check your messages regularly, or update your email address on file if necessary.

Bargaining process summary

Survey members – Completed

Finalize proposals – Completed

Exchange proposals with employer – Completed November 4, 2020

Negotiate to achieve tentative agreement – Six days of bargaining completed

Conciliation – Completed April 21, 2021

Member ratification vote – planned for May 18 to 25, 2021