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.

Groups AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, CNRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB have negotiated and ratified new collective agreements. Some groups continue their important work at the bargaining table. We stand together in solidarity for a fair deal for every PIPSC member.

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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 when both parents work for the federal public service
  • 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

Download materials below to promote the Do Better ratification campaign in your workplace:

Central Bargaining Updates

18 June 2020
If you took maternity or parental leave during the retro pay period, you will receive your retro pay in two phases. You may not have received the second payment yet.
10 March 2020
Many groups are bargaining now and members are working hard to get new collective agreements. You have the full solidarity and support of the 60,000 PIPSC members from coast, to coast, to coast.
23 January 2020
The implementation of new collective agreements is underway for the AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, AFS (CRA), NRC (IS, LS, RO-RCO, TR), NEB, NFB, NUREG (CNSC) and OSFI groups. This webinar video outlines the details of your pay increase and the tips for calculating retro pay.
12 December 2019
This training outlines key changes to the parental leave policy, eligibility requirements, and strategies for accessing it.
12 December 2019
The new parental allowance provisions are currently applicable to the AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, CNRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB collective agreements.
4 December 2019
Many members have been asking — what comes next in the CS bargaining process?
22 November 2019
Your pay increase and retro pay 1. I received a pay increase, how do I check to see if I’m being paid the correct amount? The Basic Pay on your pay stub corresponds to an annual salary in your collective agreement.
22 November 2019
The implementation process is underway for the AV, NR, RE, SH, SP, CNRC (LS, IR, RO-RCO, TR), CRA (AFS), OSFI, CNSC (NUREG), NEB and NFB collective agreements.
18 November 2019
Debi wrote a follow-up to her October 23, 2019 meeting, during which you requested a short briefing note summarizing the Institute’s position and concerns regarding the potential transfer of our Civilian Members to the troubled Phoenix pay system. 
4 November 2019
PIPSC and Treasury Board have come to an agreement on the implementation of your new Parental Leave allowance gains that were achieved during this round of negotiations.
16 September 2019
You give your best in your workplace and to your family, each and every day. We went into these negotiations to get agreements that acknowledge and support this – and we got results.
13 August 2019
We are pleased to announce the groups that have voted in favour of their new collective agreements. Find out where your group stands.
22 July 2019
We are pleased to announce that the RE group has ratified the collective agreement. Just as we have completed our ratification process, the Treasury Board is concurrently engaging in its ratification process. This involves approval from Cabinet.
18 July 2019
AFS Ratification Kit information 2019 Dear AFS Member, Your AFS Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on May 25, 2019 we signed a tentative agreement to complete this round of collective bargaining. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support.
17 July 2019
Your NFB Bargaining Team is pleased to announce that on July 17, 2019 they signed a tentative agreement to finish this round of collective bargaining. The Bargaining Team would like to thank all members for their support during this round of bargaining.
10 July 2019
Learn more about the economic gains we made at the central bargaining table.
21 June 2019
Dear NR members, As you know, your NR Bargaining Team reached a tentative deal on May 29th for a new collective agreement. Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their opinions at the “Town Hall Meetings” that will take place on Wednesday July 10th.
21 June 2019
Only the changes to the Collective Agreement are identified in this summary. Everything else that is not mentioned in this summary remains unchanged.
21 June 2019
SP Vote on the SP Group Tentative Agreement – June 2019 Dear SP member,
21 June 2019
You can now listen to the recordings of our recent union-wide telephone town hall on the Phoenix compensation agreement and our central bargaining wins.
21 June 2019
PIPSC Central Table Tentative Agreement May 22, 2019 May 22, 2019 13h00
20 June 2019
The RCMP CM Negotiation Team has successfully concluded negotiations in mediation with the Treasury Board to secure a Memorandum of Agreement establishing the terms for transition of RCMP civilian members into the PIPSC collective agreements.
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

31 May 2019
After several long days of meetings the SH Bargaining Team and the Treasury Board have signed a Tentative Agreement. The agreement includes language to help address some group-specific monetary and non-monetary concerns. In addition the agreement contains the language agreed upon at the PIPSC Central Table which will apply to all members.
31 May 2019
Your bargaining Team met with the Employer during the last week of May 2019. A number of days of negotiations were scheduled, yet talks were very limited and ended on Tuesday night, May 28. The Team was hopeful that the employer would return with a reasonable counter offer.
31 May 2019
UPDATED - Your Bargaining Team is very pleased to announce that in the early hours of May 25, 2019 a Tentative Agreement was signed with the Employer, completing this round of negotiations. The team has been working hard and met with the Employer early in May and then again May 22 through to the early hours of the morning on the May 25.
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