Central Bargaining - Strength in Numbers - Update #4

The PIPSC Central Table Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) representatives from March 26 - 28, 2019. The two parties are beginning to narrow their focus.

The parties discussed a number of proposals and received presentations from two external groups. Specifically, representatives from Treasury Board and Public Services and Procurement Canada presented their proposed methodology to calculate retroactive payments in an effort to avoid the Phoenix related issues caused by the implementation of our last contracts.

The second presentation was by PIPSC representatives from the Domestic Violence PIPSC-TBS Joint Committee tasked with studying the best way for the employer to support employees affected by domestic violence. The presentation included powerful testimony of a survivor from within our membership.

PIPSC research staff presented the Treasury Board a detailed analysis of various situations under QPIP (Québec Parental Insurance Plan) and EI (Employment Insurance) to identify inequities in the various parental leave provisions to be addressed. The two sides engaged in significant discussions related to addressing harassment in the workplace.

Discussions will continue on all of these issues at our next bargaining session scheduled for April 24 - 25, 2019. Your comments and support of the Do Better campaign are greatly appreciated.

We invite you to continue building momentum by participating in the upcoming week of action.

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PIPSC Central Bargaining Team members:
Robert Scott (Bargaining Coordinator), CS
Louis Poirier (Communications Officer), NRC-RO/RCO
Mehran Alaee, RE
Adam Fenwick, SH
Stéphanie Fréchette, CFIA-S&A
Dale Hudson, NR
Kim McGuire, AV
Elizabeth Ptasznik, SP
Robert Trudeau, AFS
Suzelle Brosseau and Pierre Ouellet, PIPSC negotiators