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

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.
22 March 2018
The bargaining survey will be sent out by tomorrow via e-mail. Please fill it in order for your bargaining team to be fully aware of your concerns. Contact Brigitte Jolin at bjolin@.pipsc.ca if you don’t receive it by March 28, 2018.
9 March 2018
Support for your RO/RCO bargaining team! On February 20, 21 and 22 your NRC your RO/RCO negotiating team met with NRC management in Ottawa for the third round of contract negotiations. The parties have exchanged and discussed wage demands.
7 March 2018
Your Bargaining Team met with the Employer on February 26, 27 and 28, 2018. No further articles have been signed off at this time. Additional dates have been scheduled from March through June 2018. Your Bargaining Team
5 March 2018
UOITP Signing 2018 On February 22, 2018 the Institute and the University signed the UOITP collective agreement. The signing of the collective agreement follows the positive outcome of the Group’s ratification vote held October 19-23, 2017.
28 February 2018
Your negotiations team met with the company on Feb.14 & 15. We have tentative language for some issues and we continue to work through the issues using the IBN process. As part of a joint communication both sides have agreed to share our opening statement. This statement sets the framework and tone of this round of bargaining.