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24 February 2020
We have made clear to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki that we oppose any efforts to move RCMP civilian members to the failed Phoenix pay system. Join PIPSC members across the country and email Minister Duclos, Minister Anand, and the RCMP Commissioner demanding that the transfer of our new members to Phoenix be stopped.
20 February 2020
The personal information of over 69,000 public servants with Phoenix pay issues was breached this month. This is unacceptable.
20 February 2020
We encourage students, parents and all labour activists to join education unions on the picket lines to send a strong message to the Ford government that cuts hurt kids.
14 February 2020
The inexcusable state of federal buildings across the country is an extremely concerning situation that can only be corrected by a long-term, and expensive, commitment on the part of the government. We will continue to keep a very close watch on the situation.
11 February 2020
Congratulations, Eddy, and thank you for your years of work for the Canadian public.
6 February 2020
Your union is turning 100 years old! That means 100 years of history, progress and hard work serving Canadians. Tell us why you’re proud to be a PIPSC member.
5 February 2020
The claims process for severe financial cost or loss caused by Phoenix is now available. It is important that you look carefully at your situation and make a claim if you are eligible. Together, we have worked hard to ensure you are repaid every cent you are owed.
4 February 2020
After we fought back Harper’s attack on our sick leave, we began negotiating the new Employee Wellness Support Program (EWSP). The recent election and change in cabinet have delayed this process. We are working hard to ensure EWSP remains a priority.
4 February 2020
On January 17, 2020 I met for the first time with the new President of the Treasury Board, Jean-Yves Duclos.
3 February 2020
Each year the Treasury Board undertakes the Public Service Employee Survey (PSES).
3 February 2020
The 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) indicates very minor improvements in levels of workplace harassment and the promotion of psychological wellness. While the number of public servants impacted by Phoenix has increased.
29 January 2020
According to our 2019 membership survey, career development and training (CDT) is a top priority for seventy percent of PIPSC members – in particular, younger members. That’s why we’re launching a research project to better understand all aspects of career development and training in the federal public service, such as qualifying for a promotion, attending conferences and staying current with new technology.
27 January 2020
The federal government spent over $11.9 billion on management consultants, temporary help contractors and IT consultants between 2011 and 2018 to do the work that could have been done by Canada’s own public service professionals. The contracts ended up costing the public twice their original price.
23 January 2020
Work traditionally done by public servants is increasingly outsourced to external consultants and contractors. Between 2011 and 2018, the federal government outsourced over $11.9 billion in work. This is the first investigative report in our series unpacking the government’s growing reliance on outsourcing and its true costs.
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.
3 January 2020
We are heading into the new year, energized and determined. In the year ahead, we will work hard to get back every cent owed from Phoenix, ratify the new Employee Wellness Support Plan, fight outsourcing and protect our pensions.
23 December 2019
On December 13, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the mandate letters for his Cabinet. These documents outline his expectations and priorities for his ministers and for the organizations that they lead.
23 December 2019
On December 11, 2019, I met with Canada’s first Federal Pay Equity Commissioner, Karen Jensen. She was appointed in September 2019 and is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the new Pay Equity Act.
19 December 2019
2019 saw new collective agreements for 14 groups, new scientific integrity policies, Phoenix compensation and progress on the new pay system. Together, we made this all happen.
17 December 2019
PIPSC has joined eight Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 provincial public sector employees in a legal challenge against Bill 124. The bill violates Ontario workers’ Charter-protected right to free and fair collective bargaining.
13 December 2019
On November 8, 2019 PIPSC Vice-President Norma Domey led a two-hour “standing room only” seminar on "Leading with Emotional Intelligence" at the Institute’s 100th Annual General Meeting in Gatineau, Québec.  
12 December 2019
This training outlines key changes to the parental leave policy, eligibility requirements, and strategies for accessing it.
12 December 2019
With the swearing-in of the new federal Cabinet and the election of close to 100 new Members of Parliament, I have been putting together a new government relations plan and building new relationships with elected officials.
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.
10 December 2019
Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world to commemorate the proclamation of “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948.
5 December 2019
President Daviau presented the 2019 Institute’s Gold Medal to Dr. Xiaolan Wang to recognize her contributions to the understanding of climate change in Canada and internationally. Dr. Wang is a Senior Research Scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada.
4 December 2019
Many members have been asking — what comes next in the CS bargaining process?
29 November 2019
If you are a former PIPSC member who was paid at least one day by the Phoenix system, you may now make an online claim for compensation. We strongly encourage you to claim your compensation.
28 November 2019
3.6 million Canadians cannot afford to fill their prescriptions. Canada remains the only developed country with a universal public health insurance system that does not include universal coverage for prescription drugs.
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.
20 November 2019
On November 20, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the composition of his new Cabinet.
19 November 2019
It is with a profound sense of sorrow and regret that the Institute informs you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Ed Sweet. Ed passed away on November 17, 2019.  Ed’s commitment to Institute members was deep and unwavering. He will be missed.
18 November 2019
As you are certainly aware given the extensive media coverage over the past few days, at time of writing bed bugs have been found in at least 8 government buildings located in the National Capital Region. They have also been reported in federal government buildings in Montreal and Winnipeg. There may be other affected locations across Canada that have yet to be formally identified.
18 November 2019
At the 100th AGM, Debi Daviau addressed the delegates, touching on the AGM theme “Leading Progress” and outlining the goals for the year ahead.
18 November 2019
The two guest speakers at the 100th AGM were David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data responsible for conducting our 2019 membership survey, and Hassan Yussuff, a well-known champion for Canadian workers and president of the Canadian Labour Congress.
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.