2018 Bargaining Conference

The SP Group is going back to bargaining soon as the collective agreement will expire on September 30, 2018. In order to help the Bargaining Team with their work, a bargaining conference is organized for June 1 and 2, 2018 in Ottawa. The goal of the conference in to help the Bargaining Team determine the priorities based on the results of the bargaining survey and other sources.

The Group Executive will choose the participants based on the recommendations of the Negotiator and the SP Bargaining Coordinator. To have an efficient bargaining conference, the selection of the participants will be based on a number of criteria in order to be as representative and equitable as possible. The SP Executive will consider the following criteria: gender, language, age, Department, classification, and region. Experience as a steward and/or interpretation and application of the collective agreement will be asset.

On the attached Call for Interest Form, each interested member must indicate why they would like to participate at the Bargaining Conference and how they meet the above mentioned criteria and assets.

Send complete form by email with the subject line “SP Group Call of Interest for bargaining conference” to Diane Lanthier at the email address Any issues or concerns should be communicated to the aforementioned address.

Completed forms are to be received by email
no later than 12:00 Noon (Ottawa time), April 27, 2018.

Receipt of your email will be acknowledged.

I,    of the     (Region, Department, classification) hereby express my interest to attend the Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) 2-day Bargaining Conference.

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Reasons for participating in the Bargaining conference

Candidates are asked to submit their goals, and how they meet the criteria (maximum 200 words) with their application.

Completed forms are to be received by email no later than 12:00 Noon (Ottawa time), April 27, 2018.


If your address has changed, please advise the Membership Section at the PIPSC National Office