Following the ratification vote from the RE Group members and after finishing final checks and verifications, PIPSC and the Treasury Board signed off on your collective agreement. This was the final step of the ratification process, which means the employer may now begin implementing the terms of the collective agreement.

Based on what was previously observed during implementation after the Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the Public Service Alliance of Canada signed their agreements, here are some estimates of when things will happen:

  • 4-6 weeks before the new pay rates are reflected in your take-home pay
  • 6-8 weeks for the back pay to be deposited into your bank account
  • 8-10 weeks for the $2500 lump sum to be deposited

It may happen sooner, or it may happen later. If you are on a government network, you should be able to access more detailed implementation timelines as they are updated here.

For most members, all owed money will be paid out by the 180-day deadline. For those who have what the pay center calls “complex cases”, the employer has up to 460 days to fully pay you what you are owed as such cases require manual intervention. 

All components of the new agreement unrelated to pay administration come into force on the date of signature of this agreement unless otherwise expressly stipulated.  For example, changes to language concerning domestic violence leave, bereavement leave, language training, professional assignments, and leave with pay for family-related responsibility.  

If you have any questions, please contact a member of your RE Bargaining Team.