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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

The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat has started negotiations with all 27 bargaining units in the core public administration. TBS will post below when notice to bargain for each collective agreement has been given.

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 15 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: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 29, 2014.

Aircraft Operations (AO)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 25, 2014.

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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 2, 2014.

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: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 2, 2014.
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on October 14, 2014.
  • Negotiations are scheduled in December 2014.

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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.

Border Services (FB)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on April 16, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8, 9 and 10, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and November 2014, and in January 2015.

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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on August 21, 2014.

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: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 17, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 3, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for October and November 2014.

Economics and Social Science Services (EC)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on June 11, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on June 11 and 24, 2014 and on July 22 and 23, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September 30 to October 2, 2014.

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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 28, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8, 9 and 10, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and November 2014, and in January 2015.

Electronics (EL)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on May 1, 2014.
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on August 20, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions are scheduled for September 23 to 25, 2014.

Financial Management (FI)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on July 9, 2014.

Foreign Service (FS)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 28, 2014.

Health Services (SH)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 2, 2014.
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on September 30, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions are scheduled for October and November 2014, and in January 2015.

Law (LP)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on January 9, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on February 26, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on May 26 & 27, and on July 28, 2014.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for October 6, 2014.

Non-Supervisory Printing Services (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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 10, 2014.
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on August 19, 2014.

Operational Services (SV)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on April 4, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8 and 10, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and November 2014, and in January 2015.

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:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8, 9 and 10, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and November 2014, and in January 2015.

Radio Operations (RO)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on January 17, 2014.

Research (RE)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 2, 2014.

Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on December 4, 2013.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on February 17, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on February 17 and 18, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September 2014.

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: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 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: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 30, 2014.

Ships' Officers (SO)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 4, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on June 17, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on June 17 and 18, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and October 2014.

Technical Services (TC)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8, 9 and 10, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September and November 2014, and in January 2015.

Translation (TR)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on March 7, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on April 24, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred from June 17 to 19, 2014.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September, October and December 2014.

University Teaching (UT)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 28, 2014.