As you are aware, your Bargaining Team worked diligently to reach a Tentative Agreement in renewal of your Collective Agreement on June 9, 2017. This Tentative Agreement was then ratified by the membership in July.

Since July we have been in a holding pattern as the Employer awaited Treasury Board approval of the negotiated Agreement, in the form of a ‘non-objection’ letter. In September Treasury Board took objection to two provisions that had been negotiated and agreed to between the parties at the table and held off sending their non-objection letter. This stalled the Employer’s approval process.

After much discussion between the parties, the process is now back on track and the Employer received Treasury Board approval of the entire negotiated Agreement this month. The final step in the Employer’s ratification process is approval by the Governor in Council.  Once this is complete and the Agreement is signed between PIPSC and the Employer, the Employer will have 120 days from the date of signature to implement the new rates of pay and issue retroactive payments.   

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team