News

20 May 2022
The SP Executive election committee has verified the results for the 2022 elections. The following candidates have been elected to our group executive, and will take office at the First executive meeting taking place on June 3rd 2022:
18 May 2022
Applications are due June 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM ET.
14 April 2022
The SP Bargaining Team has been looking closely at our current collective agreement in light of the survey results, known issues needing resolution, and our demands from the last bargaining round. We are well prepared to work on our proposal package when we meet again.
7 April 2022
                               Voters Kit for the 2022 Election to the SP Group Executive
14 March 2022
                                                                     MINUTES / COMPTE RENDUSP
15 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                               SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP Dec 4 2020 / 4 dec 2020  
15 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                              SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP Oct 17 2020 / 17 oct 2020  
14 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                              SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP Aug 17 2020 / 17 aout 2020  
14 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                              SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP May 1 2020 / 1 mai 2020  
14 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                             SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP January 24 2020 / 24 Janvier 2020  
14 February 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                         SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP November 7, 2019 / 7 novembre 2019  
11 February 2022
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by March 14.
25 January 2022
Lunch and Learn with Rob MacDonald The Science of Happiness!   We would like to invite you to a lunch & learn session online with former BC Regional Director, and PIPSC Steward Robert MacDonald, about the science of happiness!  
5 January 2022
Your friendly neighbourhood bargaining team here hoping your holidays brought you some peace, quiet and tranquility. Unless you prefer something less calm – in which case let loose the dogs of chaos and let the chips fall where they may.  
4 November 2021
Are you ready? We’re ready!!   And so it begins. On Wednesday October 27th, 2021 your SP Group Bargaining Team met for the first time to start planning for the upcoming bargaining session. 
26 August 2021
Environment and Climate Change Canada has been incorrectly processing Designated Paid Holiday. Here’s what you need to know.
12 August 2021
SP 2021 AGM – Call for Resolutions or By-law Amendments According to our SP constitution, a member who wants to submit a by-law amendment or resolution at the 2021 AGM must send it in writing to the Executive.
12 August 2021
The National Executive is pleased to announce that the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
12 August 2021
Applications are due August 27, 2021.
27 July 2021
Applications to join the Bargaining Team must be submitted by 12:00 PM ET on August 13, 2021
29 June 2021
Filing individual grievances is how PIPSC can enforce your right to a vaccination. If impacted members all file grievances, this puts the department under pressure and sends a clear signal that employees are not happy with the employer ignoring their negotiated rights.
22 March 2021
Elections 2021 Following the close of nominations on February 19th, 2021, the following members have been nominated for positions to serve as regional representatives on the SP National Executive.   POSITION
18 January 2021
Submit your nominations by 12:00 PM (noon) ET on February 19, 2021.
9 December 2020
The next automatic cash-out date of excess hours will be, in most cases, on March 31, 2022, or on the date stipulated in your collective agreement for that year.
1 September 2020
Members of the SP group who wish to participate as a PIPSC AGM delegate must complete the online pre-registration form by September 10, 2020 12:00 PM ET
18 February 2020
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SPSeptember 13, 2019 / 13 septembre 2019 Read the entire document here.
20 January 2020
SP Group Annual General Meeting Saturday, April 4th, 2020 - Postponed  Notice and Call for Delegates
19 December 2019
SP 2019 AGM – Call for Resolutions or By-law Amendments According to our SP constitution, a member who wants to submit a by-law amendment or resolution at the 2019 AGM must send it in writing to the Executive. CHANGES TO GROUP BY-LAWS
17 December 2019
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU
17 December 2019
A year ago now, your bargaining team informed you our planned face-to-face negotiation session was cancelled and pushed to the following month.
17 December 2019
2020 SP AGM – Save the Date
21 November 2019
The new pay rates for the SP group are posted on your workplace intranet (https://intranet.canada.ca/ppb-rpa/cah-pscc/sp-eng.asp)
19 November 2019
Dear SP members,
31 October 2019
Bargaining Update #14: Your Pay, the Pay Tables and the Implementation Period Dear SP colleagues, It’s already been 2 months since your new collective agreement was signed by your bargaining team and Treasury Board. 
30 August 2019
SP Bargaining Update #13: You have a signed new collective agreement!