Ottawa, Ontario (December 11, 2016) – The Government of Canada is committed to negotiating in good faith with bargaining agents to reach agreements that are fair and reasonable for employees and for all Canadian taxpayers.
The Government and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have reached tentative agreements with four of PIPSC’s six bargaining units. If ratified, the agreements will apply to over 18,000 federal employees.
A key part of these agreements is to put a process in place to move forward with the modernization of the Government’s sick leave system through the implementation of an Employee Wellness Support Program. These agreements also demonstrate significant progress on important issues, such as scientific integrity and domestic violence.
The agreements show the commitment by both the Government and PIPSC to negotiating in good faith to reach agreements that are good for the public service and good for Canadians.
The four bargaining units represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada that reached tentative agreements are:
- Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) – approximately 7,000 employees
- Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV) approximately 5,500 employees
- Health Services (SH) – approximately 3,200 employees
- Research (RE) – approximately 2,500 employees
“Our government committed to negotiate in good faith with public sector unions and to restore a culture of respect for Canada’s public service. I am pleased that our approach, along with the tireless work of my officials, and the leadership demonstrated by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, have produced tentative agreements that are good for our employees and fair for Canadians. We remain committed to reaching agreements with the rest of the public service through fair and respectful negotiations so that we can all focus on delivering on our ambitious and progressive agenda of good jobs and growth for the middle class.”
– The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board
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