News

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!
14 August 2019
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SPNovember 1st, 2018 / 1 novembre 2018 Presence / Absence --- Présences / Absences
13 August 2019
MINUTES Executive Meeting - November 23rd, 2018 Presence / Absence Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) P Steven J. Colwell (BC/YUK – CB/YUK)
13 August 2019
MINUTES Executive Meeting - January 12, 2019 Presence / Absence Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) P Ann Theriault (NCR – RCN)
13 August 2019
MINUTES Executive Meeting - March 11, 2019 Presence / Absence: Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) A Ann Theriault (NCR – RCN)
13 August 2019
MINUTES Executive Meeting - April 5, 2019 Presence/Absence Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) P Ann Theriault (NCR – RCN)
29 July 2019
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! The deal will benefit nearly 8,500 SP members.
5 July 2019
On June 25, the SP Bargaining Team hosted French and English town halls to discuss the gains achieved during this round of bargaining. A recording of the hour long town halls are now available to listen to here.
21 June 2019
SP Vote on the SP Group Tentative Agreement – June 2019 Dear SP member,
30 May 2019
Yes, we reached the finish line! Your bargaining team was once again in Ottawa from May 22 to 25 to meet with Treasury Board  to continue negotiations; this time, during the Ottawa Marathon week.
29 April 2019
The 2019 SP Elections concluded on April 19th, 2018 at 5 pm (Ottawa Time).  The results for positions to serve as regional representatives on the SP National Executive following the tabulation of the electronic ballots are as follows:
18 April 2019
Your bargaining team was in Ottawa during the week of April 8th to meet with the Employer, just on time to witness 10 cm of snow falling on the Capital on Tuesday. Well, winter hasn’t said its last word, apparently!
9 April 2019
PIPSC 100th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) NOVEMBER 8-9, 2019
29 March 2019
SP Group Annual General Meeting April 6th, 2019 9:00 AM Opening of the Annual General Meeting Welcome from the President Introductions 9:15 AM Approval of the Agenda
21 March 2019
Don’t forget to use your personal leave days before the end of the fiscal year (SP Collective agreement 17.20 b)! They won’t be carried over!
20 March 2019
 Elections 2019 Following the close of nominations on February 18th, 2019, the following members have been nominated for positions to serve as regional representatives on the SP National Executive.  
1 March 2019
“Lifer” Syndrome You have been in the same position or at the same group and level for what seems to be forever, with little opportunities (if any) for promotion.  Bargaining has provided economical pay increases over the last few years, but you feel that your salary is not at par with
15 February 2019
FAQ Job content/Evaluation/Classification Currently, legislation prevents the negotiation of the classification process leading to identifying groups (e.g., BI vs PC) and levels (e.g., BI-3).
7 February 2019
Notice of AGM, call for delegate applications The 2019 SP Annual General Meeting (AGM), your forum to provide direction to your Executive, will be held in Montreal, Quebec on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at the Delta Hotel, Montreal (475 President Kennedy Avenue)
6 February 2019
Your bargaining team has submitted the SP Group pay proposal to Treasury Board for a Science and Research Pay Adjustment for all classifications and levels in the SP Group, in addition to a general economic increase (negotiated at the central table).
25 January 2019
What a nicer way to start our SP union year than with a meeting with the Employer! Your Bargaining Team aims for a quick deal by the summer, before the federal election period starts, though it will not at the expense of a fair deal for all of you. So, by meeting early, we are trying to dance in that direction. Will we have someone to tango with?
17 January 2019
There are seven (7) SP National Executive regional pool positions to be filled by an election for a three-year term, to expire with the completion of regional pool elections in 2022. The positions are as follows:
14 January 2019
2019 SP AGM – Save the Date The National Executive is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
10 January 2019
The SP Group Executive and Bargaining Team wish you a very happy New Year 2019! Bargaining will not be easy, so your engagement will be of great help.
2 January 2019
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP June 9, 2018 / 9 juin 2018 Presence / Absence --- Présences / Absences Bryan Van Wilgenburg (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) / P Norma Domey (NCR – RCN) / P
19 December 2018
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.
18 December 2018
PREAMBLE These By-Laws, in general, pertain to matters of Group organization not covered by the By-Laws and Regulations of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada and are made pursuant to those By-Laws and Regulations.