Your SP Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on September 22, 2023, we reached a tentative agreement with Treasury Board to conclude this round of collective bargaining. We believe we have reached the best deal possible in what has been a challenging round of negotiations.
Highlights of this tentative agreement include;
- Four-year agreement expiring September 30, 2026;
- Wage increases totaling 12.5% over four years, compounded to 13.14%
- $2500 one-time non-pensionable lump sum allowance to paid to all employees in the bargaining unit on the date of signing of the collective agreement;
- Classification specific adjustments to address recruitment and retention issues;
- 7% increases to all allowances;
- Increases to shift and weekend premiums;
- The time required to receive 4 weeks of annual vacation leave has been reduced from 8 years to 7 years; and
- Specific improvements to 699 leave, bereavement leave, care leave and family related leave provisions.
The tentative agreement also incorporates new language negotiated at the PIPSC Central Table, which include:
- New Letter of Agreement for Telework, strengthening the grievance process to address denied telework requests;
- New Leave for Traditional Indigenous Practices; and
- Improvements to Workforce Adjustment provisions.
This agreement must now be ratified by the SP membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify this agreement. All regular members in good standing will receive the voting instructions by email.
The voting will be open for a period beginning October 31, 2023 and closing at 12:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday November 14. 2023.
French and English webinars will be held to answer questions from the membership regarding the proposed amendments to the collective agreement. Members will receive a separate communication with the times of the webinars and registration instructions. In addition, lunch and learn activities are being organized in various SP Sub-Group workplace locations.
You will find all the information concerning the tentative agreement below. It is important that you take the time to review everything prior to voting and prior to asking questions to the Bargaining Team.
Please review the attached documents:
- Summary of SP Tentative Agreement
- SP Tentative Agreement
- Summary of Central Table Tentative Agreement
- Central Table Tentative Agreement
- Telework Letter of Agreement
- Work Related Communications Outside Work Hours Letter of Agreement
- Pay Simplification Letter of Agreement
A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period varying between 180 and 560 days to implement them (this includes any retro pay).
A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the SP Bargaining Team to pursue further negotiations, with a high likelihood of heading to arbitration.
The SP Bargaining Team unanimously recommends the acceptance of this tentative agreement.
Your SP Bargaining Team