Collective Bargaining

We are celebrating big wins at the central bargaining table!

You give your best in your workplace and to your family, each and every day. We went into these negotiations to get a central agreement that acknowledges and supports this – and we got results.

Some groups have tentative agreements now and others continue their important work at the bargaining table.

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Members across Canada are voting YES to ratify their group’s new collective agreement and secure the central and group-specific wins.

Major Central Bargaining wins:

  • A base wage increase of 7% for all groups over the next 4 years — in addition to the wage increase negotiated at your group’s table
  • Parental leave top-up expanded by five weeks for all parents, including adoptive
  • A historic win of 10 paid days of leave for survivors and victims of domestic violence
  • Each member with a ratified contract will receive a $400 compensation for the extended implementation of this new contract
  • Language on harassment that for the first time in the Canadian public service enshrines the right of a worker to a workplace free of harassment and violence
  • PIPSC collaboration with Treasury Board to replace Phoenix is secured
  • Members returning to work from parental leave will no longer be obligated to repay top-up if they move between departments and agencies for a new role
  • If you are owed retroactive pay and you do not receive it within 180 days compensation of $50 will be awarded on day 181 and again every 90 days to a maximum of $450

When you vote YES to your group’s new contract these central bargaining wins are included.

Your group will be organizing ratification events in your workplace to share all of the details of your tentative agreement. Information on your group’s negotiation process is available on your group page.

Central Bargaining Updates

6 June 2019
Over the last month we have seen our hard work pay off. Join President Debi Daviau June 12 for a telephone town hall with updates on Phoenix damages and the central bargaining wins.
28 May 2019
PIPSC members have successfully negotiated with the Treasury Board to secure a 7% wage increase over the next 4 years.
2 May 2019
The PIPSC Central Table Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) representatives on April 24th and 25th. The two parties have continued to exchange counter-proposals.
3 April 2019
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.
5 February 2019
The PIPSC Central Table Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board representatives from January 29 - 31, 2019 and engaged in a constructive discussion.
4 December 2018
In order to improve the efficiency of negotiations the PIPSC Central Bargaining Team electronically exchanged proposals with Treasury Board on November 2, 2018.
4 December 2018
Here are the bargaining proposals that were exchanged between the PIPSC Central Bargaining Table and Treasury Board.
12 October 2018
As bargaining season is upon us we are Better Together. Building on our success with Work Force Adjustment and our excellent progress with the Employee Wellness Support Program, representatives from the eighteen (18) groups* under the Treasury Board have joined forces to negotiate common issues at a central bargaining table.

Latest Bargaining Updates

29 May 2019
Your bargaining team thanks you for your demonstrations of support. It keeps us strong and focused on getting you the best Collective Agreement possible.
28 May 2019
On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the AFS Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with CRA that provides a fair wage increase for all of our AFS members; commits the parties to continuing meaningful consultations on classification matters; and provides for an extension of the Quebec Region flexible work initiative.
28 May 2019
Your RE bargaining team met with the employer on May 15-17, concurrently with central table negotiations. Our work was hampered by uncertainty about ongoing central table negotiations, and we continued to discuss mostly non-monetary issues.
24 May 2019
May 28 starts the 3rd and last scheduled session of bargaining before the writ is dropped for the federal election. It is critical CS members get out to show support for the bargaining team, to show to Treasury Board that the Group stands united. The message is clear;
21 May 2019
Visit our information table on Thursday, May 23, 2019 to learn about the Do Better campaign, ask questions to your Executive about bargaining and meet local union activists.   Camelot information table Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
21 May 2019
The Employer ratification process of the new collective agreement remains ongoing.
21 May 2019
With only 365 days remaining until the scheduled deeming date of May 21, 2020, your support is needed to achieve our goals.
14 May 2019
We’re back at the bargaining table from May 16th to May 18th.