Announcements

5 June 2020
The Federal Black Employee Caucus is launching a survey to better understand the experiences of Black federal public service employees.
4 June 2020
In this video, Debi Daviau, PIPSC President, provides an update for members in the federal public service on our advocacy to date.
2 June 2020
PIPSC should be a safe place and a place of inclusion. This can only happen when we individually and collectively take action to disrupt and dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism and oppression.
2 June 2020
To celebrate our 100th anniversary, PIPSC is planting over 100 trees throughout Canada! Members everywhere are invited to donate to one of two charities in order to maximize our union’s impact.
2 June 2020
We are disappointed by the Ford government’s decision to not expand pandemic pay. We are extremely proud of our radiation therapists working on the front lines during this pandemic. PIPSC will be pursuing this further in the collective bargaining process.
27 May 2020
The Treasury Board is now reviewing the Public Service Health Care Plan. We are advocating for the changes you want to make sure this plan works for you and your family.
20 May 2020
We have reached out to the President and CEOs of the hospitals our members work at, imploring them to write to the Ford government on their workers’ behalf.
20 May 2020
The PIPSC Board of Directors met on May 14 to discuss and plan for important PIPSC events and activities in light of restrictions on large in-person gatherings due to COVID-19.
15 May 2020
This week, some students across parts of Quebec are allowed to return to school under new guidelines and restrictions. Our members are understandably worried about sending their children back to these facilities. We’re speaking up to ensure your concerns are heard.
13 May 2020
We are living through an unprecedented moment. The impact of public policy decisions made in the next few years will be felt for generations. Let’s not screw it up.
11 May 2020
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada invited Canadians to provide feedback on beneficial ownership transparency. We made clear that greater transparency is required.
8 May 2020
With UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Canada) and the Agriculture Union, we have sent a letter to the federal government urging action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in food production plants.
5 May 2020
We have come to an agreement with the Treasury Board that all grievances will be suspended from March 20 to May 31, 2020, inclusively.
4 May 2020
Canada is losing billions in tax revenue to off-shore tax havens. PIPSC provided a submission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative to put an end to tax avoidance and tax loopholes.
1 May 2020
The Ontario government has announced pandemic pay for front-line healthcare workers. We have written to Premier Ford asking for confirmation that our members who are working on the front lines in Ontario’s cancer centres will receive pandemic pay.
30 April 2020
Disability, workers’ compensation, pension, and lump-sum payments for a reclassification decision are generally considered taxable income. It is important to review these carefully with your tax professional.
28 April 2020
The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) will temporarily accept expenses for social workers and psychotherapists under the mental health provision.
22 April 2020
If you have experienced a Phoenix-related overpayment after March 22, 2020, the repayment of this amount has been temporarily suspended.
22 April 2020
Happy Earth Day 2020! PIPSC is giving back to our Earth by planting 100 trees across the country!
15 April 2020
Pandemics are real. People are real. Jobs are real. Federal deficits are just a construct. Sometimes we forget. Hopefully this time we remember. Our economist, Ryan Campbell, weighs in on deficit politics.
9 April 2020
PIPSC members have been working around the clock to build the system and update their processes to handle the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). You are making Canadians proud. And it is not going unnoticed.
9 April 2020
Every day, PIPSC members work to protect Canadians, keep them safe, and perform critical services. Recognize a fellow PIPSC member or share your own story about how we are working hard for Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis.
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!