SH Group Bargaining Communique #3 - May 2018

Members of the Bargaining Team for the SH Group met with the SH Subgroup Presidents in Ottawa May 7, 2018.  The members of the Bargaining Team then met May 8 and May 9, 2018 for preparatory meetings for the upcoming round of bargaining.  Issues and priorities brought forward by SH Subgroup Presidents and preliminary results of the Bargaining Survey were shared and discussed. Members of the Bargaining Team will continue to meet with members in focus groups across the country to identify additional concerns and determine areas requiring further consideration. Pay analysis for each profession will continue to be conducted with assistance from PIPSC staff.  Members may forward general or occupation-specific concerns to the SH Bargaining Team Communications Officer (Adam Fenwick - Issues must be received from members by June 30, 2018. The Bargaining Team will be meeting for further preparation July 17 to 19, 2018. For any questions or concerns please contact the SH Group Negotiator (Jean-Paul Leduc - or the Communications Officer (Adam Fenwick - of the SH Bargaining Team. Contact information for all Bargaining Team members is found on the PIPSC SH Group Website (

In Solidarity,

SH Group Bargaining Team

Bargaining Process Summary:

  • Survey Members for Bargaining Demands - Complete
  • Focus Groups with Membership - to be completed by June 30, 2018
  • Information Submitted by Individuals for Bargaining Issues - to be received by June 30, 2018
  • Finalization of Bargaining Demands - In progress/ongoing
  • Exchange of Bargaining Demands with Employer - forthcoming
  • Negotiations to Achieve Tentative Agreement (TA) - forthcoming
  • Should an Impasse in Negotiations Occur/Proceed to Arbitration - If necessary
  • Tentative Agreement (TA) - Goal
  • Bargaining Unit Membership Ratification Vote - after TA is reached