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

12 April 2018
CFIA-VM Group ratifies tentative agreement
10 April 2018
Members of the Bargaining Team for the SH Group met in Ottawa March 12-15, 2018 for preparatory meetings for the upcoming round of bargaining. The Bargaining Team formulated a bargaining survey that will be distributed to the SH members in mid-April to help to identify the issues and priorities of the membership for the upcoming round of bargaining.
10 April 2018
We have a deal! Tentative agreement reached for the NRC RO/RCO contract Dear NRC RO/RCO members:
9 April 2018
Our last update was January 22, 2018 and we had stated that we will keep you informed of further developments. Unfortunately, there have been no developments for the last 3 months, until today.
29 March 2018
The AFS Bargaining Team met with senior CRA officials on Thursday, March 29th to sign the new AFS Collective Agreement and bring it into force.  This collective agreement runs from December 22, 2014 to December 21, 2018.
27 March 2018
On January 24, 2018 your Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to renew your Collective Agreement. Please find all the proposed amendments to the agreement attached for review.
23 March 2018
The AFS Group was advised today that CRA management has indicated that they will be available to sign on Thursday, March 29th.
22 March 2018
Your Collective Agreement expires on September 30, 2018. The results of this bargaining questionnaire, along with the input from members who will be attending the bargaining conference, will enable your Negotiating Team to determine the issues to be addressed during the upcoming round.