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

1 April 2019
"Be it resolved that no more than three members from one location and one department be selected in order to have fair distribution of elected members of the Executive from all departments and locations"
29 March 2019
29 March 2019
Existing Proposed BY-LAW 4 RIGHTS OF MEMBERS 4.3 Only Regular members shall be eligible to vote on matters related to collective bargaining negotiations, incl
28 March 2019
SH Group Bargaining Communique #11 - March 2019 Members of the Bargaining Team for the SH Group met in Ottawa March 13 and 14, 2019.  The team finalized language for all areas designated by placeholders at the initial exchange of proposals (
22 March 2019
Your AFS Bargaining Team met with CRA management March 19 to 21 to continue negotiations to renew our collective agreement.
22 March 2019
The new Collective Agreement continues to work through the Employer ratification process. This includes receiving a final Treasury Board Secretariat approval and an Order in Council.
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!
15 March 2019
To all CFIA VM members,