Announcements

26 October 2020
To date, the use of Code 699 has been minimal. Those who need it – need it. It is a great disappointment that the Treasury Board has decided to change its guidance on the use of Code 699.
20 October 2020
In April 2020, the pay centre suspended the recovery of overpayments and missed pension contributions made by the failed Phoenix pay system as a temporary measure due to COVID-19. Recoveries will restart in October 2020.
16 October 2020
The long-awaited successor to the failed Phoenix pay system will enter a pilot project at Canadian Heritage.
8 October 2020
We are pleased to learn that the Government of Canada has reappointed Dr. Mona Nemer as the government’s Chief Science Advisor (CSA).
9 September 2020
The PIPSC Black Caucus is seeking volunteers to join the leadership team. This is your opportunity to lead and implement policies and programs that support PIPSC’s Black members.
8 September 2020
PIPSC President, Debi Daviau has reached out to all political leaders in New Brunswick to clarify their positions on issues that matter most to our members.
2 September 2020
The Women in Science project team at PIPSC developed infographics depicting the general maternity, parental and family care leave entitlements, and return to work rights, available to federal public sector employees.
27 August 2020
The Public Service Disability Insurance Plan will temporarily accept electronic forms and signatures for claims.
24 August 2020
The best course of action to take when determining how to manage the reopening of schools is to speak directly with your manager about your personal situation. We are working at all levels, with all unions representing workers in the federal public service, to ensure you have access to the leave you need.
14 August 2020
On August 12, the PIPSC Board of Directors met in a special session to discuss the resumption of in-person meetings of PIPSC members. After extensive discussion, the Board determined that all in-person member meetings will be suspended until the end of 2020.
10 August 2020
On June 10, 2020, PIPSC Vice-President and Science Advisory Committee Chair Norma Domey led our mobilization efforts on #ShutDownAcademia and #shutdownSTEM, an initiative developed by a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professionals and academics taking action for Black lives.
24 July 2020
“Public servants have gone above and beyond in the face of this crisis,” said Debi Daviau, PIPSC President. “Working parents have been faced with full time childcare duties and balancing their current workloads. It is clear that safe and accessible childcare is key to a functioning economy.”
23 July 2020
Listen to the recordings of our recent town hall for PIPSC members at provincial or separate employers hosted by President Debi Daviau.
15 July 2020
EWSP was developed by members for members, so that in times of need you can focus on your health. Learn more about the 26 weeks of leave paid at 100%.
10 July 2020
Congratulations to PSAC and their 70,000 members in the PA Group on reaching a tentative agreement. We are waiting for more details about this agreement to determine if and how it will impact our members.
30 June 2020
The Public Service Dental Care Plan (PSDCP) and the Pensioners’ Dental Services Plan have temporarily extended coverage for eligible dependents aging out of the plan.  To lessen the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on dental care, the eligible dependents of plan members will, in most circumstances
25 June 2020
Listen to the recordings of our recent town hall for federal public servants hosted by President Debi Daviau.
24 June 2020
Join President Debi Daviau on Thursday, July 9 to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the work of members at provincial or separate employers, what PIPSC has been advocating for, and where we go from here.
19 June 2020
If you are entitled to Phoenix compensation days, the compensation day for 2019-20 should now be in your vacation bank.
16 June 2020
We are proud to have participated in the CLC’s first Indgenous Lobby Day in April 2019. While this event isn’t possible this year, you can listen to our own Greg Scriver speak on its impact and importance.
15 June 2020
This National public service week, join President Debi Daviau to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the work of federal public servants, what PIPSC has been advocating for, and where we go from here.
12 June 2020
Our friend and colleague James Allan has passed away. We want to offer our deepest condolences to James’ family, friends, colleagues and fellow union members.
11 June 2020
The monthly employee premium for the Public Service Disability Plan has increased from 29 cents per $1,000 in salary to 35 cents per $1,000. This reflects the increased cost of the plan.
11 June 2020
Join President Debi Daviau on Thursday, June 18 to discuss how COVID-19 has affected the work of federal public servants, what PIPSC has been advocating for, and where we go from here.
10 June 2020
PIPSC represents many LGBTQ2+ people and allies. We work together to make sure public service workplaces are safe for everyone. Join us in amplifying LGBTQ2+ voices online.
10 June 2020
PIPSC has been in discussions with the Treasury Board Secretariat on guidelines to returning to the workplace for several weeks. There is still no date for that return. The health and safety of our members must be ensured.
5 June 2020
The Federal Black Employee Caucus is launching a survey to better understand the experiences of Black federal public service employees.
4 June 2020
In this video, Debi Daviau, PIPSC President, provides an update for members in the federal public service on our advocacy to date.
2 June 2020
PIPSC should be a safe place and a place of inclusion. This can only happen when we individually and collectively take action to disrupt and dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism and oppression.
2 June 2020
To celebrate our 100th anniversary, PIPSC is planting over 100 trees throughout Canada! Members everywhere are invited to donate to one of two charities in order to maximize our union’s impact.
2 June 2020
We are disappointed by the Ford government’s decision to not expand pandemic pay. We are extremely proud of our radiation therapists working on the front lines during this pandemic. PIPSC will be pursuing this further in the collective bargaining process.
27 May 2020
The Treasury Board is now reviewing the Public Service Health Care Plan. We are advocating for the changes you want to make sure this plan works for you and your family.
20 May 2020
We have reached out to the President and CEOs of the hospitals our members work at, imploring them to write to the Ford government on their workers’ behalf.
20 May 2020
The PIPSC Board of Directors met on May 14 to discuss and plan for important PIPSC events and activities in light of restrictions on large in-person gatherings due to COVID-19.
15 May 2020
This week, some students across parts of Quebec are allowed to return to school under new guidelines and restrictions. Our members are understandably worried about sending their children back to these facilities. We’re speaking up to ensure your concerns are heard.
13 May 2020
We are living through an unprecedented moment. The impact of public policy decisions made in the next few years will be felt for generations. Let’s not screw it up.