Announcements

7 April 2020
Find out if a PIPSC meeting has been postponed, cancelled or switched to a virtual format.
3 April 2020
Working on the front lines in Ontario’s hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic response? Understand your rights and responsibilities in situations that may arise.
31 March 2020
On March 27, Premier Jason Kenney suggested that federal public servants were refusing to go to work after a case of COVID-19 was linked to a meat processing facility. The health and safety of our members and all Canadians is paramount. CFIA members would never put Canadians at risk.
27 March 2020
The Board of Directors met on March 27, 2020, to review and further assess how we can do our part to adhere to government and health agencies’ COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions. PIPSC in-person union activities are postponed until June 30, 2020. Some activities will be moved online.
26 March 2020
Debi Daviau has contacted the Presidents of Ontario hospitals on behalf of the members of the Ontario medical groups to address concerns about new measures and to raise concerns for our members’ health and safety.
23 March 2020
The Treasury Board has responded to our request for a clear definition of “critical” federal government service.
18 March 2020
Answers to questions you may have regarding union activities, employer consultations and advice regarding COVID-19 and your workplace.
18 March 2020
The Government of Canada has announced an official global travel advisory: avoid non-essential travel outside Canada until further notice. This impacts your travel insurance coverage.
18 March 2020
As the government has moved to address the COVID-19 pandemic, the Treasury Board has repeated that some “critical” services must be delivered from the workplace. PIPSC and other federal unions have asked the Treasury Board to clarify the definitions of the terms “critical services” and “critical staff.”
17 March 2020
As more and more workplaces are closed to limit the spread of COVID-19, workers and families have lost their incomes. Governments must respond quickly to provide income support.
16 March 2020
If you are a PIPSC member experiencing workplace issues related to COVID-19 and are unsure of what to do, we encourage you to fill out this form.
14 March 2020
The Treasury Board has clarified teleworking arrangements and leave provisions. Members will receive more information directly from their managers in the coming days.
13 March 2020
Treasury Board is allowing all employees to telework if possible. For members outside the federal public service, President Daviau has sent a letter to all employers asking for similar arrangements to be made.
13 March 2020
Each year on March 20, we join with francophones around the world to celebrate the importance, beauty and diversity of the French language and cultures! On célèbre le français!
12 March 2020
We are closing PIPSC offices across the country, allowing most of our employees to work from home from March 16 until April 4, 2020. During this time, our staff is committed to supporting members and will continue to be available by email and phone.
12 March 2020
Ongoing Phoenix errors will complicate tax season. Get the answers and compensation that you deserve.
12 March 2020
At this year’s Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) Convention, delegates will elect a new President to lead the labour movement. The PIPSC Board of Directors is proud to endorse Linda Silas, who has over 17 years of union leadership experience.
11 March 2020
You should be receiving clear direction from your employer about Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). We are in regular contact with the Treasury Board to ensure that we are all informed as this issue continues to develop. Our collective health is paramount.
11 March 2020
The 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from December 2-15, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
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.
9 March 2020
On February 11, 2020, the National Research Council held a symposium in Ottawa to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  The symposium celebrated women working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields across the federal government.
6 March 2020
The government has announced the selection of SAP to work on the Next Generation Human Resources and Pay Solution pilot.
5 March 2020
On February 25, 2020, PIPSC sent a significant delegation to Parliament Hill in Ottawa, part of the Canadian Labour Congress’s annual Lobby Day.
4 March 2020
A coalition of Ontario unions representing approximately 270,000 employees and over forty different unions, including PIPSC, announced that they have filed a constitutional challenge to Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.
3 March 2020
Thousands of PIPSC members took action, and our demands were heard loud and clear. It was announced that RCMP civilian members’ concerns about moving to the failed Phoenix pay system have been heard.
26 February 2020
Protests in support of the Wet'suwet'en people are taking place across the country. As a PIPSC member working in areas where a protest may be occurring, here is what you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Until 2017, members of the Public Service Pension Plan were provided with an annual pension statement.  As a result of the failed Phoenix pay system, the Pension Centre has been unable to issue these statements.
15 November 2019
The public service is an important driver in the Canadian economy.