Collective Bargaining

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

11 May 2018
Members are encouraged to keep in contact with their representative Sub-Groups and their stewards for information, mobilization ideas, and to communicate their goals and concerns to their bargaining team.
10 May 2018
We recently shared the good news that on March 29, 2018, your bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with NRC management for the NRC RO/RCO group.
9 May 2018
Bargaining Update To all Proud CS, Have you missed us? Here we are in bargaining mode again…
4 May 2018
The SP Group Executive has approved the selection of your 2018 Bargaining Team based on recommendations from the SP Group’s Negotiator and the SP Bargaining Coordinator.
1 May 2018
Salary Increases   Subject:           Salary increases To:                   Members of UOITP/PIPSC   Hello,
24 April 2018
This is your last chance to put forward your application to participate in the 2018 SP Bargaining Conference to be held June 1-2, 2018 in Ottawa. Please click the link for more information and the application form
23 April 2018
We are pleased to announce that the CFIA-IN group has ratified the collective agreement. Just as we have completed our ratification process, the Employer is concurrently engaging in its ratification process.
18 April 2018
Members of the Bargaining Team for the SH Group met in Ottawa April 11 to April 13, 2018, for preparatory meetings for the upcoming round of bargaining. The Bargaining Survey will be distributed to the SH membership on April 19, 2018, and must be completed by May 3, 2018.