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
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.
14 December 2018
As Treasury Board was not fully ready to discuss and negotiate your Group’s proposal and its offer, it was mutually agreed to cancel the December meeting and reconvene in the beginning of the new year (January 16 to 18, 2019).
16 November 2018
Dear SP, In June, 2018, I attended my second SP Bargaining Conference. I find these to be the most interesting and engaging union meeting.
29 October 2018
After the exchange of the non-monetary proposals last September, this was the first time your SP Bargaining Team met with the Employer Bargaining face to face. The meeting was held at the PIPSC office.
25 October 2018
Your Bargaining Team members were digging through their Halloween loot and found a couple of goodies that were just too good to not share. The bargaining proposals that were exchanged electronically between the SP Group and Treasury Board on September 12, 2018!
17 October 2018
Improving access to conferences is a consistent concern raised by SP members and your SP bargaining team needs to hear from you in order to document our position on this matter at the table!
12 October 2018
Here are the bargaining proposals that were exchanged between the SP Group and Treasury Board.
25 September 2018
Electronic exchange of non-monetary proposals took place on September 12, 2018 between the SP Group and the Treasury Board Secretariat.
17 September 2018
Hello, SP Members! Just like parents are getting kids ready for school, the bargaining team spent the last days of August getting ready to start face-to-face bargaining with Treasury Board Secretariat in October.
20 August 2018
An equity analysis of the SP Group’s collective agreement identified part-time members as potentially experiencing work- and union-related issues differently from full-time members. As a result, the bargaining team is seeking to get feedback from members who work part-time.
7 August 2018
With our collective agreement expiring September 30, 2018, it is now time to bring the word “Bargaining” into our conversations. The Bargaining Team has met twice since the Bargaining Conference and wants to update you on our progress so far.
21 June 2018
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP May 26th, 2017 / 26 Mai 2017 Presence / Absence --- Présences / Absences Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) P Norma Domey (NCR – RCN) P
18 June 2018
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP April 10, 2017 / 10 Avril, 2017 Presence / Absence --- Présences / Absences Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO)    P    Norma Domey (NCR – RCN)    P
14 June 2018
MINUTES / COMPTE RENDU SP Executive Meeting / Rencontre de l’exécutif SP November 16, 2017 / 16 novembre, 2017 Presence / Absence --- Présences / Absences Daniel Ingram (PRA/NWT – PRA/TNO) (Note, attended via conference call from 9-11am, 2-4pm)  P
14 June 2018
The new SP Executive held elections for the various roles at its first meeting on June 9, 2018 – here are the results: President - Elizabeth Ptasznik Vice-President - Daniel Ingram Secretary - Marcel C. Beaudoin Treasurer - Donald Lefebvre