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

22 January 2018
Your Bargaining Team met with the CFIA on December 19-21, 2017 and January 16-19, 2018, with some sessions lasting past midnight in order to push for a fair deal.
19 January 2018
Following the signing of the new collective agreement on December 1, 2017, the Institute has just been advised that Public Works has updated the salary scales for the IS/LS/TR groups on January 8th, 2018.
18 January 2018
The parties met in Beausejour, MB on January 9, 10 and 11, 2018. Additional dates are scheduled for January 30, 31 and February 1, 2018 and also February 6, 7 and 8, 2018, once again in Beausejour.
10 January 2018
Voting is now over and the NFB Group members ratified the tentative agreement reached on November 23.
22 December 2017
Your CRPEG Bargaining team has met a number of times to prepare for the next round of negotiations. The team met on December 21st with the employer for one day of bargaining to start this next round of negotiations.
21 December 2017
On December 15, 2017 the Collective Agreement was approved by the Governor General in Council. All parties have now approved the Agreement and will be scheduling a date for signing early in the new year.
21 December 2017
Your NUREG Bargaining team is pleased and proud to announce that on Monday December 18, 2017, NUREG and the CNSC signed NUREG’s first ever Member Ratified collective agreement. This is an historic event. We thank the CNSC for pushing the agreement through the approval process with the government 
20 December 2017
We are pleased to announce that our AFS members have voted to accept the September 23, 2017 tentative agreement to renew our collective bargaining agreement for the December 22, 2014 to December 21, 2018 period.