CAPE opts for binding conciliation as the new dispute resolution mechanism at the EC and TR tables
August 25, 2016
This week, the EC and TR bargaining teams notified Treasury Board of their choice of dispute settlement mechanism in the event of an impasse in the current round of collective bargaining. Both teams opted for binding conciliation.
Phoenix privacy breach
July 25, 2016
Last week, CAPE received news that the government’s new pay system, Phoenix, had security flaws that may have compromised our members’ private information. Over the course of several months, thousands of public service employees’ private information may have been accessible to some 70,000 employees.
EC bargaining: The Treasury Board mandate remains unchanged – Conservative-era offers still on the table under the new government
June 30, 2016
After a single frustrating day at the EC bargaining table, the members of CAPE’s team reached the sad conclusion that, even though the Liberal government had voided the anti-labour measures enacted previously by the Conservative government, the Treasury Board bargaining team was still operating under its old mandate. The employer’s offers with respect to sick leave, short-term disability and even wages are substantially the same in the Trudeau era as what they were when the Harper government was in power. The parties will be meeting again from September 27 to 29.
The votes are in!
June 29, 2016
In an electronic vote held from June 15 to 28, CAPE members voted in favour of two of the three proposals put forward by the union’s National Executive Committee. They approved the association’s two-year budget and the proposal to allocate 75% of year-end budget surpluses to the union’s Defence Fund. However, they rejected the proposal for a progressive dues structure. Twenty eight percent of members participated in the vote; 2652 members out of a possible total of 9424 who were eligible to vote.