As the Member of Parliament who represents the riding of Ottawa-Vanier, Minister Fortier has a good understanding of the experiences and challenges faced by professional public service employees, many of whom are her constituents. When the Phoenix fiasco first made headlines, she reached out to us to see how she could help with the situation. We welcomed her engagement at the time, and we will continue to brief her on public service issues from the perspective of our members.
Once the next PIPSC president has been elected, we will be asking for a meeting to discuss our union’s current priorities: flexible work arrangements for our members, safe workplaces, and bargaining (which may potentially start as early as February 2022).
We look forward to a productive and consultative relationship with Minister Fortier.