News

31 January 2024
The SP Group collective agreement is now on the PIPSC website. Click to read more details, including confirmed implementation dates.
10 January 2024
Submit your nomination for available union leadership roles by February 12, 2024.
11 December 2023
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.
6 November 2023
The Applied Science and Patent Examination Group (SP) Bargaining Team is proud to announce that you have voted in favour of a new collective agreement!
16 October 2023
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.
25 September 2023
A tentative agreement has been signed and will be presented to the members once the translation is available. Click through to the full article to see some highlights.
3 August 2023
Your SP Group Bargaining Team met twice with the employer; at the end of June, and again at the beginning of July. During those meetings, the pay proposals were exchanged and negotiated.
26 July 2023
Your SP Group Bargaining Team met twice with the employer at the end of June and beginning of July. A great deal of progress has been made, however there is still work left that needs to be done.  
5 July 2023
SP Executive Newsletter # 3 March and April have been very busy months for the SP Group, with meetings for Bargaining, the SP AGM, SP Executive meeting, Lunch & Learns, and a Western Zonal meeting for SP Sub Group Presidents. 
8 June 2023
Consider being part of the SP Group Executive!
1 June 2023
Your SP Group Bargaining Team met with the employer from May 16th-18th. Despite some difficulties in getting data from the employer, good progress was made.  
29 May 2023
The PIPSC 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is taking place in person and/or virtual November 26 to 29, in Montreal, Quebec. If you’re interested in joining the SP Group delegation, fill out the application form sent by email before 5:00pm EST on June 9, 2023. 
11 May 2023
Hello, You’re invited to enjoy a social event and some appetizers with your colleagues from the Saskatoon Area! This is an excellent chance to network and enjoy an evening out with other SP Group members from around Saskatoon and area. 
5 April 2023
While TBS may not be interested in your needs when it comes to your collective agreement, your bargaining team remains committed to getting you a better deal. If you’ve had five dates, and you aren’t feeling the love, they just aren’t that interested.  
14 February 2023
While the environment, both weather and bargaining, is all over the place, your bargaining team is cutting through the chaos, focused on getting you a better deal.
6 January 2023
SP Executive Newsletter #2 Hello SP Group Members!  We would like to welcome in the New Year with you, and provide a few highlights of recent activity for our Group.
9 December 2022
The holidays are coming and while your SP Bargaining team isn’t sneaking into your houses through the chimney to give presents, neither are we showing up with lumps of coal. 
26 October 2022
Hello! Welcome to our first newsletter for SP members!  We want this to be YOUR newsletter, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions about what you would like to see here!  Keep in touch with us at:  sp_grp_exec@pipsc.ca
12 October 2022
The SP bargaining team met with the Treasury Board in early October, and so far progress is good.   From October 4 to 6, your bargaining team met face to face with the Treasury Board to continue the process of negotiations.
22 September 2022
Here are the bargaining proposals that were exchanged between the SP Group and Treasury Board.
22 September 2022
Show management that you support your bargaining team by changing your Zoom or Teams background.
15 September 2022
                                                MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                            SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP
15 August 2022
                                                 MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU                SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP  April 29 2022 / 29 avril 2022  
15 August 2022
    MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU
15 August 2022
                                                MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU         SP Executive Meeting (#2)/ Rencontre de l’exécutif SP (#2) November 26 2021 / 26 novembre 2021  
15 August 2022
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU        SP Executive Meeting (#1) / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP (#1) September 24, 2021 / 24 septembre 2021  
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