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.

Current Round of Bargaining

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: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: June 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 29, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on November 5, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on November 5, 2014, on June 1, 2015 and on May 10, 2016.

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 .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , March 31-April 2, May 26-28, October 27-28, 2015 and on March 22-23, 2016.

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 .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on October 30, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on December 3-5, 2014 and on -, April 21-23, May 20-21 and September 8-9, 2015 and on February 2-3, April 27-29, June 14-16, July 12, September 20-22 and October 13-14, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for December 2016.

Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on October 31, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on March 17, 2015.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on March 17-18, April 21, April 23, June 9-11 and September 1-3, 2015 and on March 22-24, June 7-9 and on September 27-29, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on October 31, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on December 16, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on December 16-18, 2014 and on -, April 14-16, July 7-9 and October 6-8, 2015 and on March 15-18, June 14-16 and on October 4-6, 2016.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for November 2016 and for .

Border Services (FB)

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 April 16, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8-10, September 9-11, November 18-20, 2014 and on -, March 24-26 and June 16-18, 2015 and on February 2-4, March 8-10, April 12-14, June 18-23 and on September 13-15, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

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 August 21, 2014.
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on October 31, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on February 2, 2015.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on February 6, March 3-5, April 14-16, June 15-17 and September 9-10, 2015 and on February 24-25, April 4-6, May 3-5, June 20 and on October 12-14, 2016.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for November and December 2016.

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 February 17, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 3, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 3, October 15-16 and November 25-27, 2014 and on -, April 28-30, July 14-16 and October 20-22, 2015 and on March 22-24, May 17-19 and on August 23-25, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Economics and Social Science Services (EC)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 22 and 23, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 22-23, September 30-October 1, October 16 and December 16, 2014 and -, April 28-30, June 23 and June 25, 2015 and on March 7-8, June 28 and on September 27-28, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

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 February 28, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8-10, September 9-11 and November 18-20, 2014 and on -, March 24-26 and June 16-18, 2015 and on February 2-4, March 8-10, April 12-14, June 18-23 and on September 13-15, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Electronics (EL)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on May 1, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on August 20, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on August 20 and September 23-25, 2014, - and on - and April 26-28, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Financial Management (FI)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on July 9, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on September 25, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on September 25 and November 4-6, 2014 and on -, February 17-19, May 5-6, August 11-13 and September 2, 2015 and on February 16-18, April 5-6 and on May 17-19, 2016.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for October and December 2016.

Foreign Service (FS)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on February 28, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on September 24, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on September 24, 2014 and on -, February 4-6, March 31-April 2, April 28-30, June 22-23 and September 22-23, 2015 and on April 26-28 and October 17, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Health Services (SH)

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

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on June 2, 2014.
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on October 31, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, March 17-19, April 14-16, May 20-21, and September 29-October 1, 2015 and on February 23-25, April 5-7, June 1-2 and on September 27-29, 2016.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for October and December 2016.

Law (LP)

Bargaining Agent: Association of Justice Counsel (AJC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on February 26, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on May 26-27, July 28, October 7 and November 24, 2014 and on , June 9 and July 21, 2015 and on February 29-March 1 and on June 7, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Non-Supervisory Printing Services (PR (NS))

Bargaining Agent: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: September 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on June 2, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on October 20, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on October 20, 2014 and on February 4-5, 2015.

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 April 4, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8-10, September 9-11 and November 18-20, 2014 and on -, March 24-26 and June 16-18, 2015 and on February 2-4, March 8-10, April 12-14, June 18-23 and on September 13-15, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

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 February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8-10, September 9-11 and November 18-20, 2014 and on -, March 24-26 and June 16-18, 2015 and on February 2-4, March 8-10, April 12-14, June 18-23 and on September 13-15, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Radio Operations (RO)

Bargaining Agent: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: April 30, 2014
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on August 21, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on August 21 and October 15-17, 2014 and on February 17-18 and June 23-25, 2015 and on June 7-8, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for October 2016.

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 June 2, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on October 30, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on October 30 and December 9-10, 2014 and on February 11-12, April 14-15 and May 27-28, 2015 and on March 15-17, May 11-12 and on June 28-29, 2016.
  • The next negotiation sessions are scheduled for November and December 2016

Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Chargehands Association (FGDCA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding 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 17-18 and October 28-30, 2014 and on April 28-30, 2015 and on April 4-5, 2016.

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: Binding Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 3, 2014.
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on November 24, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on December 9-11, 2014 and on February 10-12 and September 15-17, 2015, April 19-21 and on September 27-29, 2016.

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: Binding Conciliation
Remarks:

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on September 30, 2014.
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent’s proposals on March 5, 2015.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred from March 31-April 2 and June 23-25, 2015 and on April 26-27, 2016.

Ships’ Officers (SO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
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 17-18 and November 25-27, 2014 and on February 3-5 and July 7-8, 2015 and on May 10-12, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

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 February 24, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on July 8, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on July 8-10, September 9-11 and November 18-20, 2014 and on -, March 24-26 and June 16-18, 2015 and on February 2-4, March 8-10, April 12-14, June 18-23 and on September 13-15, 2016.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

Translation (TR)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date:
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding 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 on April 24, June 17-19, September 17-18, October 21-23 and December 3-4, 2014 and on February 3-5, 2015 and on March 15-17, April 26-27, May 31 to June 2 and on October 4-5, 2016
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for November 2016.

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 February 28, 2014.
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on October 22, 2014.
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on October 22, November 3-5 and December 9-11, 2014 and on February 10-12 and August 4-6, 2015.
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