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 - Collective Bargaining in the Core Public Administration 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Aircraft Operations (AO)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Border Services (FB)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and and on and .
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for September 30 to .

Education and Library Science (EB)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on .
  • Negotiation sessions are scheduled for to .

Financial Management (FI)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Foreign Service (FS)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Health Services (SH)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and , and on .
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for .

Non-Supervisory Printing Services (PR (NS))

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The exchange of proposals is scheduled to take place on .

Operational Services (SV)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .

Research (RE)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Ship Repair West Coast (SR (W))

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .

Ships' Officers (SO)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred from to .
  • 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:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
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