Announcements

17 May 2019
A report released yesterday from the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) confirms what we have been saying sinc
17 May 2019
The Ontario Government held consultations with public sector employers and bargaining agents in early May. We made it very clear that any wage adjustment would be considered unacceptable and would be vigorously opposed.
16 May 2019
On May 15, 1919, over 35,000 Winnipeg public and private workers united to send a clear message to employers and to governments: they would strike in order to win better wages and the right to collective bargaining.
15 May 2019
We celebrate all the diverse families that make our society so rich. We are fighting for improved family leave at the central bargaining table so that you can give your best at work and in your family.
3 May 2019
On behalf of all PIPSC members, I want to express our support and encouragement to our fellow members and all of those currently affected by the extensive flooding across the country. Many of our members have been directly impacted as a result of the flooding and evacuations.
1 May 2019
At the 2018 Annual General Meeting, Resolution F-4 (Professionals Canada) was referred to the Board of Directors with direction to consult on the proposed project with the Advisory Council and impacted groups to provide a report to the 2019 AGM.
1 May 2019
Today, we celebrate workers across the globe and our collective struggle for labour rights and economic justice.
26 April 2019
Each year, on the National Day of Mourning, we commemorate those who lost their lives, were injured or became ill due to a work accident or occupational exposure.
24 April 2019
PIPSC is now at the central bargaining table fighting for pay protections, improved family leave and stronger anti-harassment measures. Join our webinar for an overview of our key proposals, the Do Better campaign and the changing political climate that makes our push to the finish line more important than ever.
17 April 2019
In 2001, I had to fight for parental leave. Working for the federal government, my third baby on the way, my employer refused to implement new legislation extending parental leave top-up pay from six to twelve months, as provided in our collective agreement.
8 April 2019
This week members across the country are holding events in their workplaces to call on the federal government to Do Better on family leave. Lunch & learns, information sessions and family events are bringing members together to show strength and solidarity with the Central Bargaining Team.
5 April 2019
The CLC's latest report, "Islamophobia at Work: Challenges and Opportunities," discusses the rise of anti-Muslim attitudes and discrimination against Muslims in Canada and suggests actions employers, unions, and governments can take to put an end to this pernicious phenomenon.
8 March 2019
THINK EQUAL, BUILD SMART, INNOVATE FOR CHANGE. “International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to harness the power of technology to create a more equal world. It is imperative to remove the barriers facing women in STEM, so new ideas and solutions will be unleashed to transform our society and strengthen our economy.
6 March 2019
PIPSC celebrates National Engineering Month. Every March, Provincial and Territorial engineering regulatory bodies throughout Canada celebrate the contributions of engineers in our day to day life and spread awareness of the engineering profession to youth.
1 March 2019
On February 26th, the Canadian Labour Congress brought labour leaders from coast to coast to Ottawa to meet with federal MPs and Senators. Over 350 activists, including PIPSC members, pushed officials hard for a pharmacare plan and in support of better pension protection for workers and pensioners when companies go bankrupt.
28 February 2019
Over 60 participants traveled from across Canada to learn, share ideas and plan for increased engagement among PIPSC young professionals.
14 February 2019
The firing last week of long-serving Québec government agronomist Louis Robert for making public claims of “private-sector interference in a public study of pesticide use” reminds us of the importan
7 February 2019
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) mourns the death of a true friend and supporter, former Ottawa-Centre MP Paul Dewar, who died of brain cancer at the age of 56 on February 6, 2019.
5 February 2019
February 6 marks the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Professional Institute in 1920. As we reflect on our history, we can be proud of our achievements: our pay equity victories, the socially progressive family leave package which improved maternity, paternity and adoption leaves
10 December 2018
On November 28, PIPSC - BC/Yukon Region - Yukon Branch demonstrated support for fellow unionists of PSCAC YEU who are on strike in Whitehorse. The branch made a generous donation of $1000 to support PSAC Many Rivers’ counsellors and staff.  
5 December 2018
The PIPSC 2019 Young Workers Forum is taking place on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, 2019 in Gatineau, Quebec.
4 December 2018
While PIPSC, alongside our union partners at the National Joint Council Dental Care Board of Management, is still negotiating hard to improve the majority of our members’ dental plan (NJC Component 55555), I am very pleased to announce that we have nailed down the following significant improvemen
20 November 2018
On October 29th the Federal Government announced proactive pay equity legislation which would require federally regulated workplaces to examine their compensation practices and ensure that women and men receive equal pay for equal work.
15 November 2018
On November 20, workplaces and communities across Canada and around the world will take the time to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance and commemorate those individuals who have lost their lives or faced violence and discrimination due to transphobia.
8 November 2018
On behalf of its members and staff, the Institute is proud to honour all Canadians who served during the various wars in which our great nation participated.
7 November 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Iris Craig November 4, 2018.  One of the Institute’s longest-serving Presidents, Iris Craig was first elected President on January 1, 1986 and retired on December 31, 1993. At that time, PIPSC represented 34,000 members under 52 separate occupational groups under 13 different employers.
25 October 2018
ServicePlus is pleased to announce our new partnership with GoodLife Fitness.
11 October 2018
The news last week that the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has won major improvements to its members’ dental plan has prompted many PIPSC members to ask if they can soon expect similar improvements.
5 October 2018
On September 19th the federal government officially began the process to replace Phoenix. Scott Brison, Treasury Board president, announced a procurement process to plan, design and purchase a new system suggesting a Spring 2019 implementation.
2 October 2018
Candidate Profiles for the PIPSC 2018 National Election are now available!
1 October 2018
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.
28 September 2018
This week, Canadians marked our first Gender Equality Week. On June 21st, 2018 Bill C-309 was passed legislating the fourth week in September as Canada’s annual Gender Equality Week.
28 September 2018
As the federal Finance Committee prepares for cross-country public hearings on next year’s Budget, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a fact sheet showing 72% of Canadians agree “in the next federal budget, funding for federal government science programs should be restored to what it was in 2011.” The finding, by Environics Research, is significant since overall funding for federal government science is in fact lower today than it was under the Harper government, in particular for research and development (R&D).
20 September 2018
PIPSC and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) celebrated the renewal of their collective agreement on July 23rd, 2018. The renegotiation of this agreement took place entirely on First Nations land and included Elders supporting the work with prayer, wisdom and input.
17 September 2018
Because the Institute believes firmly that informed data should be used to effect change, we support full participation by our members in the 2018 PSES.
14 September 2018
The Institute’s submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance regarding the 2019-20 Pre-Budget Consultation is now available online.