Treasury Board and PIPSC have signed the collective agreement, and the implementation has begun. More details, including approximate dates, can be found in the full article.

On December 14, 2023, after finishing last minute checks and verifications, PIPSC and 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 with the implementation after CAPE and PSAC signed their agreements, here are some estimates on when things will happen. Keep in mind Christmas and New Years fall in the time periods below, which may have an impact on the dates.


  • 4-6 weeks before the new pay rates are reflected on 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 (which you will only get if you were both an employee of the public service AND a member of the SP Group on the signing date)


It may happen sooner, it may happen later.


For the majority of members, all money owed will be paid out by the 180 day deadline. For those who have what the pay center calls “complex cases,” they have up to 460 days to fully pay you what you are owed as they require manual intervention. If you are concerned you may have a complex case, you should contact the pay center to verify. If you feel that you've been wrongly identified, please reach out to your local steward. 


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 this includes: changes to language in relation to domestic violence leave, bereavement leave, and leave with pay for family-related responsibility. For everything else, the employer has 180 days to implement the change.


If you have any questions, please contact the bargaining team at