On July 26, 2023, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a new cabinet. This highly anticipated shuffle is Trudeau’s largest one since October 2021, and a new Treasury Board President has been appointed.
PIPSC is eager to welcome the Honourable Anita Anand as the new Treasury Board President. There’s a lot to get done, and we’re ready to get to work. We are looking forward to a more collaborative approach from the employer.
PIPSC members have been working tirelessly to support this government during the most unprecedented times but they have also been continuously undermined. We urge Minister Anand to commit to collaborative efforts with unions, and to work to build a more modern and inclusive workplace within the federal government.
PIPSC represents over 72,000 public service professionals working for the federal government as well as some provincial departments and agencies. We are better together and we are ready to work with all newly appointed ministers to rectify the key issues our members are dealing with. As they settle into their new roles, we hope to continue making strides on the following points:
- Prompt correction of on-going pay errors due to Phoenix, which have plagued our members for 7 years
- A review of the return-to-office (RTO) orders to focus on 'presence with purpose’
- Pay rates that reflect the value of public servants’ work and the skyrocketing cost of living
- Recognition and respect for expertise and professional roles our members play
- Reducing outsourcing within the federal government
- Address critical shortage of health care professionals including Northern nurses
- And more
Although we’ve had some setbacks with the hasty return-to-office order and witnessed the largest strike in Canadian history, we wish the Honourable Mona Fortier well in continuing to serve her constituents in Ottawa–Vanier.
PIPSC thanks all the ministers for their impactful work in their previous roles. We are looking forward to also working with Ministers Jean-Yves Duclos (Public Services and Procurement) and Marie-Claude Bibeau (National Revenue) as they transition into their new roles.