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Collective Bargaining Update

The Collective Bargaining page provides information on the status of collective bargaining between the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and bargaining agents.

2014 Round of Bargaining

All 27 bargaining units in the core public administration, with whom the Treasury Board negotiates, are in a legal position to bargain or serve notice to bargain in 2014.

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat would like negotiations to start as soon as possible. TBS will post online when notice to bargain for each collective agreement has been given. Consult the Frequently Asked Questions for a complete list of these notices.

The information on this site relates to public service employees for whom Treasury Board is the employer. A complete list of the departments and agencies for which Treasury Board is the employer is available online.

In its approach to collective bargaining and the renewal of collective agreements, the government's goal is to ensure fair compensation for employees and, at the same time, to deliver on our overall fiscal responsibility and our commitment to the priorities of the government and Canadians.

The Government of Canada respects the collective bargaining process and negotiates with unions to reach agreements by means of this process. The Treasury Board as the employer negotiates 27 collective agreements with 17 different bargaining agents.

You can consult the Frequently Asked Questions and Definitions for more information on Collective Bargaining in the Core Public Administration.

Bargaining Units:

Air Traffic Control (AI)

Bargaining Agent: National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada (CAW-CANADA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on March 31, 2011.

Aircraft Operations (AO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 25, 2015
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed an agreement on November 21, 2013.

Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on July 31, 2013.

Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on January 25, 2012.

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 21, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on December 14, 2012.

Border Services (FB)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 20, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation

Remarks:

  • The parties signed a collective agreement on March 17, 2014.

Computer Systems Administration (CS)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: December 21, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on December 14, 2012.

Correctional Services (CX)

Bargaining Agent: Union of Canadian Correctional Officers – Syndicat des agents correctionnels du Canada/ la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (UCCO-SACC-CSN)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: May 31, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on November 5, 2013.

Economics and Social Science Services (EC)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 21, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on October 15, 2012.

Education and Library Science (EB)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on March 1, 2011.

Electronics (EL)

Bargaining Agent: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 2228 (IBEW)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: August 31, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on October 26, 2012.

Financial Management (FI)

Bargaining Agent: Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: November 6, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on September 30, 2013.

Foreign Service (FS)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed an agreement on December 4, 2013.

Health Services (SH)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on June 12, 2012.
  • Negotiations for the NU-EMA sub-group were held from November 28 to 29, 2012 at which point a tentative agreement was reached. The parties signed the new rates of pay on February 21, 2013.

Law (LA)

Bargaining Agent: Association of Justice Counsel (AJC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: May 9, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on March 12, 2013.

Non-Supervisory Printing Operations (PR (NS))

Bargaining Agent: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada – Local 588-G (CEP)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on February 14, 2012.

Operational Services (SV)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: August 4, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on April 6, 2011.

Program and Administrative Services (PA)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 20, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on March 1, 2011.

Radio Operations (RO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Auto Workers - Local 2182 (CAW)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: April 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on May 25, 2012.

Research (RE)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on February 12, 2013.

Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Chargehands Association (FGDCA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: March 31, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on April 3, 2013.

Ship Repair East Coast (SR (E))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (East) (FGDTLC(E))
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: December 31, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on April 2, 2014.

Ship Repair West Coast (SR (W))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC(W))
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2015
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on December 7, 2012.

Ships' Officers (SO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: March 31, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on August 6, 2013.

Technical Services (TC)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 21, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on October 18, 2013.

Translation (TR)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: April 18, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on October 25, 2012.

University Teaching (UT)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association (CMCFA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • The parties signed the collective agreement on March 11, 2011.