Collective Bargaining

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Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Congratulations to our bargaining teams for their hard work and success over a very long and difficult round of bargaining! When we first started this process, the outlook was grim. Today, we have a lot to celebrate. Approximately two-thirds of our members are now, or are on the verge of being, covered by a signed collective agreement. We are now focusing our efforts on reaching deals for our remaining Groups and members.

  • Some key accomplishments that affect tens of thousands of PIPSC members were realized over the course of this round of bargaining. They include:
  • A Memorandum of Understanding with the Treasury Board on the critical issue of employee wellness and the protection of sick leave.
  • In a historic, precedent-setting victory, we successfully negotiated protections against the “muzzling” of Canada’s federal scientists. Research (RE) and Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group collective agreements will now enshrine our members’ right to speak freely about science and their research.
  • Our bargaining teams were able to obtain additional market adjustment increases for thousands of PIPSC members, though we realize that many remain disappointed with the limited progress on monetary issues. Public service professionals deserve better pay and we will continue to press the Employer in this regard during the next round of negotiations.

Significant improvements were achieved on the issue of contracting out the work of government IT professionals.

You can find the latest information on your collective agreement or on the bargaining status for your Group by visiting its web page and by consulting your Group’s most recent bargaining updates below.

 

Latest Bargaining Updates

15 December 2017
PIPSC NRC RO/RCO Bargaining Update, December 11, 2017 Dear RO/RCO colleagues,
6 December 2017
Your S&A Bargaining team worked hard for two days (November 30 and December 1) with the Employer to narrow issues in bargaining and move towards a tentative agreement.  We made a great deal of progress but one outstanding issue remains – rates of pay!  Even on this issue progress was made but
6 December 2017
Dear NFB Member,
4 December 2017
The three parties met November 28, 29, and 30, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB and are scheduled to meet again in Beauséjour, MB on January 9, 10 and 11, 2018. Additional tentative dates are scheduled for late January and February, 2018.
28 November 2017
As you are aware, your Bargaining Team worked diligently to reach a Tentative Agreement in renewal of your Collective Agreement on June 9, 2017. This Tentative Agreement was then ratified by the membership in July.
28 November 2017
After a very long wait the CFIA-IN Bargaining Team met for the first time with the employer on November 21, 22 & 23 2017. Proposals were exchanged early on the 21st.
24 November 2017
Further to our last bargaining update, we would like to inform you that the parties have met at the PSLREB on November 9, 2017 to negotiate a Memorandum of Agreement and to discuss the terms of the upcoming binding conciliation.
23 November 2017
Dear AFS Member,