News & Issues

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5 May 2022
Watch the latest PIPSC webinar discussing gender bias in science.
3 May 2022
The Treasury Board has been open to discussions, but remains opposed to changes necessary to modernize the plan.
28 April 2022
On April 4, 2022, we submitted detailed comments to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal regarding the need to design flexible and effective rules of procedure for pay equity proceedings.
25 April 2022
On March 29, 2022, President Carr, accompanied by PIPSC staff specialists Richard Gaboton and Sara Delaney, appeared before the government’s Task Force reviewing the Employment Equity Act. President Carr outlined ways to create more equitable and diverse federal workplaces.
12 April 2022
The good, the bad, and the (potentially) ugly – read our response to Budget 2022 and what it means for PIPSC members.
11 April 2022
Learn how to recognize and intervene to stop sexual harassment in the workplace – because if we don’t step up for each other, we’ll never break the cycle.
7 April 2022
Jennifer Carr welcomed progress in Budget 2022 on a fairer economic recovery, including new investments in CRA going after tax cheats, providing mental health help for Black public service workers, and expanding the Public Sector Pension Investment Board to include union representatives. But Carr expressed serious concern over the government’s Strategic Policy Review.
6 April 2022
Jennifer Carr, President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), will be available to talk about how Budget 2022 will impact the delivery of public services Canadians rely on and the priorities of public service workers.
4 April 2022
PIPSC and the other federal public service unions belonging to the National Joint Council (NJC) dental plan have written to Minister Fortier asking her to prioritize an independe
29 March 2022
If your compensatory or vacation leave bank exceeds your group’s carry-over limit, your employer will reduce the leave bank by 20% each year.
29 March 2022
As we view the vaccination policy as a temporary measure, and with the high vaccination rates achieved across Canada, we urge the employer to determine when the policy will no longer be required.
25 March 2022
The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) reached a deal and voted in favour of a new collective agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).
24 March 2022
Parliamentarians attended PIPSC’s non-partisan technical briefing on tax fairness on March 4.
22 March 2022
Watch our Black history month panel discussion. Special guests share how unions can learn from the world of sport.
8 March 2022
On February 28, 2022, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced updates to occupational health guidance for the federal public service, paving the way for our members’ gradual return to the workplace.
16 February 2022
If you can’t get to your worksite due to protestors, you are able to use ‘Other Leave with Pay (Code 699).’
16 February 2022
The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) are considering their options as conciliation with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) failed to resolve a year-long impasse over fair pay, job outsourcing, and working conditions.
10 February 2022
2,615 PIPSC members in the federal public service responded to our survey, and the results are eye-opening.
4 February 2022
PIPSC calls for action by all levels of government to end the convoy. Local residents, businesses and downtown workers need to resume their daily lives.
3 February 2022
As a public servant in the Core Public Administration & other Federal Agencies, you have access to 10 days of paid domestic violence leave.
3 February 2022
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding care leave for the core public administration and other employers.
1 February 2022
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the rich history of Black contributions inside and outside of the Canadian labour movement.
27 January 2022
The following resources are for individuals seeking support to care for themselves or their dependents.
17 January 2022
Watch the webinar and learn more about your care leave provisions.
12 January 2022
Watch to learn how you should start planning for retirement, how to work with the public service pension centre, and what to expect in the first few months.
23 December 2021
Federal public servants need clear guidelines to telework as much as possible. And critical workers need quick access to booster shots.
20 December 2021
If you have accumulated more than 35 days of vacation leave, or any compensatory leave, it will be cashed out over 5 years starting in April 2022.
20 December 2021
Watch APTN’s intergenerational panel and get a glimpse into the abuse Indigenous children suffered in residential schools.
7 December 2021
Join us in donating to food banks across Canada.
7 December 2021
The Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation never surrendered the land on which Ottawa was built. We honour their 1,000-year stewardship of the land our office was built on.
30 November 2021
The history of PIPSC is now available free as an e-book. Get your copy today. Share it with your colleagues.
30 November 2021
From coast to coast, PIPSC members planted hundreds of trees to celebrate our 100th anniversary.
26 November 2021
The federal pay equity process is underway to ensure that workers in women-dominated jobs receive equal pay for work of equal value.
19 November 2021
The Institute is saddened to learn of the passing of Marie-Claude Lavigne on November 18, 2021. Marie-Claude worked as a psychologist at Correctional Services of Canada in Québec. She was a dedicated employee and an active PIPSC steward from 1985 to 1996 at the Leclerc Institution in Laval. 
19 November 2021
On November 16, 2021, President Debi Daviau met with recently appointed Treasury Board President Mona Fortier to discuss the way forward on our members’ key issues.
16 November 2021
The pandemic has been a great revealer of many previously hidden things. We have learned of the terrible management and conditions in long-term-care and retirement homes that made them easy targets for the COVID-19 virus, and the location of roughly three-quarters of all the pandemic deaths in Canada.