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

21 August 2017
We have achieved a major success in our challenge to CRA's arbitrary plans to force a thousand of our AFS members in the GTA to relocate.
18 August 2017
Your Bargaining Team met with the University in conciliation on August 2, 2017. The conciliator provided by Ontario Labour Relations was unable to help both sides to reach an agreement. Therefore the UOITP asked the conciliator to issue a ‘No Board Report’. This Report simply states that the UOITP and the University have reached an impasse in negotiations. The Report was issued on August 10, 2017 which puts UOITP in a legal strike position on August 27, 2017.
18 August 2017
Conciliation is a process by which a trade union or an employer can ask the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in resolving their differences so that they can reach a collective agreement. Either party may apply to the ministry. If parties are in negotiations, they must use the government's conciliation services before they can get into a position to engage in a strike or lock-out.
16 August 2017
Fellow AV Group members:
10 August 2017
Your NUREG Bargaining team met with employer on August 8, 2017. Two items were discussed; pay and Scientific Integrity. We have had a productive meeting with CNSC. We hope to have a tentative deal soon. In solidarity your bargaining team.
2 August 2017
Fellow Members, I would like to thank everyone who was able to participate during last week’s ratification vote.
31 July 2017
Fellow SP Group members:
28 July 2017
Voting on our tentative agreement ended on Friday July 28 at 15:30. The majority of the PIPSC NAV CANADA Group members have voted in favor of accepting the tentative agreement.