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.
Phoenix pay system: if you’re having problems, we can help!
June 29, 2016
Since the implementation of the Phoenix pay and benefits system, we have been hearing from more and more members experiencing issues with their pay. If you can’t reach your steward, please contact our national office at 613-236-9181 or at 1-800-265-9181.
Young Members Advisory Committee: Why You Should Vote YES for the Progressive Dues
June 17, 2016
We are pleased to announce our unanimous support of the proposed option for the progressive dues structure. The proposed option would change CAPE’s dues structure from the current flat fees structure to a flat percentage of membership salaries. We urge all CAPE members to vote YES to this important policy proposal for two reasons.