News & Issues

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17 July 2024
The ongoing review of the National Joint Council Public Service Dental Plan (NJC PSDP) has taken a significant step forward with the recent issuance of an Appeal Committee decision regarding its twinned plan.  This plan covers most PIPSC members working in the Core Public Administration and at se
12 July 2024
PIPSC is pleased to announce that the Ontario Superior Court has approved the settlement agreement reached in the class action involving employees who were required to pay higher pension transfer amounts.
10 July 2024
In response to an employer request, the Pay Equity Commission has granted an 18 month extension to the Pay Equity Committee (PEC) of the RCMP.  This will allow the PEC additional time to complete the pay equity analysis and post it for RCMP employee feedback.
8 July 2024
A recent report of the Standing (Parliamentary) Committee on Government Operations has produced nine recommendations that echo comments from union and retiree representatives on ch
6 July 2024
The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board has ruled in favour of PIPSC, affirming the rights of members to file classification grievances for their former positions.
28 June 2024
November 8th and 9th, 2024, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.
26 June 2024
Members are invited to apply for the PIPSC Member Facilitator Training Program. This exciting new program gives members (with or without facilitation skills) a chance to become a Member Facilitator.
21 June 2024
Pursuant to Institute bylaw  The Board may, on its own initiative, call a Special General Meeting. DATE – July 27, 2024, from 13:00 to 17:00 (EST) MEETING LOCATION – Virtual 
11 June 2024
Take a confidential survey to help the PRQC identify the key issues our members face in preserving professionalism within the public service.
10 June 2024
This year, we won’t be placated by superficial acknowledgments. We demand genuine respect, fair working conditions, and a trustworthy employer, not a hot dog lunch or a pat on the back.
7 June 2024
Join one of six equity caucuses at PIPSC and make a difference in your union.
5 June 2024
At noon on Thursday, members of the AFS Group and PIPSC will hold a rally for remote work rights outside Canada Revenue Agency Headquarters in Ottawa.
4 June 2024
Survey Update..  
3 June 2024
After over a decade of dedicated lobbying efforts, significant progress has been made for Public Service Employees with regard to the Supplemental Death Benefit (SDB) administrative procedures.
31 May 2024
This National Public Service Week, skip the superficial employer events and join a movement that makes a real impact. It's time to take our message to the streets.
29 May 2024
This code was developed based on input from the delegates to the 2018 PIPSC AGM
29 May 2024
Rules of Procedure are to be used to facilitate the business of the meeting, not to obstruct it. Common sense will be used in the application of the rules. Delegates trying to use the rules to obstruct business need not be recognized.
29 May 2024
The 2024 PIPSC AGM will take place November 8 and 9 in Toronto.
27 May 2024
As New Brunswick’s criminal justice system faces a crisis, 99% of Crown Prosecutors and Family Crown Counsel vote to strike if the government fails to act.
22 May 2024
PIPSC has released preliminary data from a recent survey of its members, highlighting significant challenges faced by federal public service workers under the new Return to Office (RTO) mandate.
17 May 2024
Our friends at ACEP-CAPE are hosting an event to send a clear message to Treasury Board.
14 May 2024
It has come to our attention that some members are experiencing issues with their $2,500 lump sum payments. Here’s what to do if you need help.
8 May 2024
The preventable failures of Canada Life to meet its obligations under the updated Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) contract will finally have an impact on their bottom line.
8 May 2024
Today, Canada’s largest public service unions, representing more than 260,000 federal public service workers, held a joint press conference to reiterate their strong opposition to the federal government's mandate for a three-day in-office work week.
3 May 2024
Answers to your frequently asked questions about returning to your workplace, requesting an accommodation, or filing a grievance.
1 May 2024
Recent rumors have surfaced in the media suggesting that the federal government will increase the mandate to three days in the office per week for federal public service workers.  
22 April 2024
PSAC's recent agreement with CRA is not automatically applicable to PIPSC and the agreement cannot be replicated for our members.
19 April 2024
PIPSC is committed to due process and the rules that protect it, including confidentiality and procedural fairness. Nevertheless, we recognize the sensitive nature of this situation and want to be as transparent as possible, where possible.
17 April 2024
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is concerned this will threaten the quality and accessibility of services – calling instead for strategic investments.
11 April 2024
PIPSC is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached in a class action involving employees who were required to pay higher transfer amounts because of a change in actuarial assumptions when they transferred from the Ontario Public Service to the Canada Revenue Agency as part of the Ont
11 April 2024
April 11, 2024 - As of last evening, PIPSC President Jennifer Carr is on leave. Vice-President Eva Henshaw is acting President in her place.
3 April 2024
PIPSC is launching a new election system that will simplify every aspect of voting.
28 March 2024
PIPSC welcomes continued funding of critical aid to Palestinian civilians, and calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East.
14 March 2024
The “Policy on Conduct” ’’ provides for the creation of a pool of eligible members to form peer panel
6 March 2024
PIPSC has teamed up with Akendi, a leading User Experience (UX) research and design firm, to gain deeper insights into how our members interact with the PIPSC Website.