In solidarity with the PSAC strike, PIPSC President Jennifer Carr has suspended consultations with the federal government.
Carr sent the following letter to PIPSC’s Consultation Presidents:
Dear Consultation Presidents,
At the request of the Public Service Alliance of Canada in support of their upcoming general strike, effective April 19th, 2023, PIPSC will be suspending our participation in consultation with Federal Government Employers which will include all TBS Departments, Federal Crown Corporations, Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, until such time as the PSAC strike has concluded. PIPSC representatives are not to attend consultation meetings of any kind (in-person and/or virtual) with the exception of meetings related to Occupational Health & Safety.
PIPSC has committed to unwavering support to the Public Service Alliance of Canada and our 155,000 PSAC brothers and sisters employed by Canada Revenue Agency and Treasury Board who will be going on strike if a tentative agreement is not reached by tonight, April 18th, 2023 at 9:00pm EST.
The decision to suspend our consultation activities was not easy. We know that you are involved in many important discussions with the employer, on behalf of our members, and that the suspension of these discussions is not ideal but it is necessary for us to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters at the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
I thank you for your support and commitment to our members!