From September 26 to 29, 2022, the President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Jennifer Carr, will undertake official visits to nursing stations located in remote First Nations northern communities.
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Nancy Barr on September 3, 2022. From 2005 to 2009, Nancy served as the National Film Board Group President. During this time, she fiercely represented PIPSC members.
“Nurses work relentlessly to keep remote communities healthy under the most challenging of circumstances. We applaud this step forward to recognize and fairly compensate them for their dedication, and continue to advocate for improved working conditions and pay for all frontline workers.”
Despite the increase in COVID cases and other indicators, many federal departments and agencies are continuing with return to workplace plans, with the bulk of them coming into effect immediately after Labour Day.
PIPSC has filed policy grievances due to the employer’s approach to recovering overpayments and the many issues our members have been facing. The policy grievances challenge the coercive manner in which the recovery of overpayments is being done.
Members have created a ‘living legacy’ by planting hundreds of trees across Canada to celebrate PIPSC’s 100th anniversary.
The trees represent PIPSC members’ ongoing contributions and commitment to assure a strong and healthy future for Canadians.
NDP Critic for Tax Fairness and Inequality, Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski), along with Canadians for Tax Fairness economist and lead researcher, DT Cochrane, and Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada President, Jennifer Carr, called on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to act for more tax fairness in Canada.
The Federal Government has announced it will drop its Covid-19 vaccine mandates as of June 20, 2022. Policy grievances filed by PIPSC on behalf of members on LWOP after April 6, 2022, and individual grievances remain in effect until we have further details.
On June 2, 2022, Ontario voters re-elected the Ford Conservatives. While this is not the result we were hoping for, it is the reality we face together. We must continue our fight for fair wage increases for our members. PIPSC is fighting to restore collective bargaining rights through a constitutional challenge to Bill 124.