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29 September 2021
In May of this year I, like many of us, was deeply saddened by the discovery of the mass grave site in Kamloops, British Columbia at a former residential school. The Canadian residential school system, created by Christian churches and the Canadian government, is a sordid mark on our shared history.
13 September 2021
As the union representing the scientists who approved the COVID vaccines, PIPSC welcomes all efforts to increase vaccination coverage in Canada. That includes a vaccine policy that makes vaccines more accessible to our members and accommodates legitimate reasons for which an employee may not be vaccinated.
3 September 2021
To help our members make an informed choice on September 20th, we sent a non-partisan survey to Canada's major political parties. We asked the parties where they stand on the issues most important to our members.
11 August 2021
The government has announced the expansion of NextGen pay and HR system testing to two federal organizations with complex scheduling and pay needs, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard.
11 August 2021
New federal statutory holiday is a day for public servants to join Canadians in recognizing the painful legacy of residential schools.
16 July 2021
There are roles to be filled on multiple advisory committees and working groups, all for a 3-year term.
15 July 2021
Delegate Count by Group and Region as of December 31st 2020 - Regular and Retired Members
15 July 2021
Save the date! Our 102nd AGM will be held on November 5 and 6, 2021.
14 July 2021
It is with a profound sense of sadness that the Institute informs you of the passing on July 7, 2021, of our friend and colleague, Charlotte Rogers Mehkeri.
12 July 2021
It is with a profound sense of sorrow that we inform you of the passing of Glenn Maxwell. His family invites you to an open house on August 14 to share your memories of Glenn.
8 July 2021
Samah Henein came to Canada 30 years ago from Egypt with a BA in Commerce to have a better life. She wanted the job security that the public service offered, but also wanted to work somewhere she could learn, grow and have balance in her life. Samah applied as an auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in 2005.
6 July 2021
It is with great sadness that the Institute has learned of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague André Lortie.
29 June 2021
Every day, PIPSC members go to work to protect and serve Canadians in a hundred different ways – and our 5 winners are no different.
25 June 2021
Canada has come a long way to promote LGBTQ2S+ rights. There’s so much more we need to accomplish, however, to achieve equity.
18 June 2021
The Hilton Vancouver Metrotown refuses to call back laid-off workers even though the hotel is collecting government COVID relief funds. Meanwhile, workers at the Pacific Gateway Hotel filed a grievance for discrimination.
4 June 2021
Find out what type of pension I have Public Service Pension Plan questions
3 June 2021
Watch this orientation video to see how delegates can have their say at the 2020 PIPSC National AGM.
2 June 2021
This National Public Service Week, PIPSC is celebrating our members who excelled in delivering necessary services, and pivoted to face and overcome unique challenges related to the pandemic.
31 May 2021
Statement from President Debi Daviau on the mass grave found in Kamloops, B.C.
26 May 2021
June is Indigenous History Month, and we’re ready to share knowledge, engage and listen.
25 May 2021
On May 13, 2021, PIPSC President Debi Daviau appeared before the Senate Committee on Social Affairs (SOCI) to provide our feedback on how changes to certain provisions of Bill C-30, the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, may help eliminate the barriers that affect equity-seeking groups in the federal public service.
20 May 2021
Apply to participate in our 2021 Women in Science Virtual Learning Lab by June 14, 2021.
19 May 2021
The RCMP Commissioner refuses to intervene to address Computer Personnel (CP) retro pay delays.
18 May 2021
On May 10, 2021, PIPSC President Debi Daviau appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (OGGO) to discuss the government’s handling of the pandemic’s impact on its employees.
13 May 2021
On May 6, 2021 PIPSC President Debi Daviau and Economist Ryan Campbell testified before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) about the fight against tax evasion.
13 May 2021
With this new PIPSC initiative, members will be able to access evidence-based research and insight on how their careers are changing. It will recommend relevant and accessible training opportunities to keep members ahead of changes in their jobs.
6 May 2021
Delegates will debate the remaining resolutions from the 2020 AGM.
6 May 2021
After 3 years of stalling, the Treasury Board has finally come to the table to begin discussing changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). In collaboration with other unions and retiree representatives, we have presented our proposal to the employer. Learn more about our recommendations.
3 May 2021
Eric Hortop is a steward and bargaining team member who works to make a positive change in our public service.
30 April 2021
Canada Revenue Agency professionals will continue to administer Quebec federal income tax declarations.
29 April 2021
PIPSC is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Dr. Mehran Alaee. Mehran’s commitment to PIPSC members was deep and unwavering. We will miss him very much.
29 April 2021
Managers should be flexible to allow you to get the earliest possible vaccine appointment once you’re eligible in your province or territory.
27 April 2021
Too many federal frontline workers are still waiting for the vaccine. Treasury Board must step up to ensure their workers are quickly vaccinated.
21 April 2021
Budget 2021 makes ambitious steps for childcare but has left out important measures for tax fairness.
15 April 2021
On April 9, 2021 President Debi Daviau wrote to RCMP Commissioner Lucki, urging her to intervene and direct that the retroactive payments for Computer Personnel members be processed as soon as possible.
13 April 2021
PIPSC President Debi Daviau is joined by the President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Linda Silas, to discuss this important issue and explain how you can take action.