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

15 March 2019
In our last update, we gave you a summary of our work during the last bargaining meeting. Find below, a full report on our activities. 
12 March 2019
Thank you to everyone who completed our Bargaining Survey.  Your Bargaining Team met January 9 to 11, 2019, to prepare our proposals using the feedback we received from the survey results.  Our members' level of participation and written comments are encouraging.
12 March 2019
Your Bargaining Team was looking forward to meeting with OSFI in February and March to commence bargaining.
12 March 2019
PIPSC Do Better Lunch and Learn – Halifax In an effort to provide additional information and to answer specific questions relating to the Do Better Campaign, members are invited to attend an information session with PIPSC Central Bargaining team member Dale Hudson and AV Atlantic Repres
12 March 2019
12 March 2019
5 March 2019
CS Bargaining Update February 28, 2019 To all proud CS Group Members,
5 March 2019
In 2003, RCMP Commissioner Zaccardelli sent a message to RCMP employees, announcing the decision to abolish the Civilian Member category.  Commissioner Zaccardelli reassured members that:
5 March 2019
"However, IT is encountering an increased number of situations where it faces technological skills shortages in different IT areas of expertise as a result of an increasing competitive landscape…. Government departments are competing amongst themselves for a limited number of CS group resources"