Announcements

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.
11 May 2020
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada invited Canadians to provide feedback on beneficial ownership transparency. We made clear that greater transparency is required.
8 May 2020
With UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Canada) and the Agriculture Union, we have sent a letter to the federal government urging action to stop the spread of COVID-19 in food production plants.
5 May 2020
We have come to an agreement with the Treasury Board that all grievances will be suspended from March 20 to July 5, 2020, inclusively.
4 May 2020
Canada is losing billions in tax revenue to off-shore tax havens. PIPSC provided a submission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiative to put an end to tax avoidance and tax loopholes.
1 May 2020
The Ontario government has announced pandemic pay for front-line healthcare workers. We have written to Premier Ford asking for confirmation that our members who are working on the front lines in Ontario’s cancer centres will receive pandemic pay.
30 April 2020
Disability, workers’ compensation, pension, and lump-sum payments for a reclassification decision are generally considered taxable income. It is important to review these carefully with your tax professional.
28 April 2020
The Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) will temporarily accept expenses for social workers and psychotherapists under the mental health provision.
22 April 2020
If you have experienced a Phoenix-related overpayment after March 22, 2020, the repayment of this amount has been temporarily suspended.
22 April 2020
Happy Earth Day 2020! PIPSC is giving back to our Earth by planting 100 trees across the country!
15 April 2020
Pandemics are real. People are real. Jobs are real. Federal deficits are just a construct. Sometimes we forget. Hopefully this time we remember. Our economist, Ryan Campbell, weighs in on deficit politics.
9 April 2020
PIPSC members have been working around the clock to build the system and update their processes to handle the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). You are making Canadians proud. And it is not going unnoticed.
9 April 2020
Every day, PIPSC members work to protect Canadians, keep them safe, and perform critical services. Recognize a fellow PIPSC member or share your own story about how we are working hard for Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis.
7 April 2020
Find out if a PIPSC meeting has been postponed, cancelled or switched to a virtual format.
3 April 2020
Working on the front lines in Ontario’s hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic response? Understand your rights and responsibilities in situations that may arise.