Committees for 2011

EC Collective Bargaining Committee

Updates from 2011 Bargaining

EC Collective Bargaining Update
October 16, 2012
The two bargaining teams, the employer’s team and CAPE’s team, met one final time on October 15 to sign the new EC collective agreement. The new agreement will expire on June 21, 2014. All provisions are now in effect. The agreement will appear shortly on the Treasury Board and CAPE websites.

Signing of the EC Collective Agreement
October 4, 2012
The new EC collective agreement was presented to Treasury Board Ministers at their September meeting. Further to the collaborative efforts of Treasury Board Secretariat and CAPE, the text of the new provisions has been reviewed and added to the agreement, and a final draft of the full text of the agreement has been sent to the printers.

Dates of salary adjustments and retroactive pay for the EC and TR groups
October 1, 2012
The arbitral awards made in July and August for the renewal of the EC and TR collective agreements provide for pay increases retroactive to the expiry dates of the previous collective agreements (June 21, 2011, for the EC group and April 18, 2011, for the TR group).

EC Collective Agreement
Severance Pay – Article 25

September 25, 2012

EC and TR Arbitral Awards and Pay
September 18, 2012
We have been informed by Treasury Board Secretariat that it directed departments to make all pay adjustments and to issue all pay cheques for the retroactive period within 90 days of the date of the EC arbitral award. The award was made on July 12.

Information Relevant to the Cash-out Provisions
of the New Severance Pay Article of the EC Collective Agreement

July 31, 2012

Changes to the EC Collective Agreement (PDF)
July 18, 2012
Once you have consulted the amendments to the collective agreement and if you have not been able to find an answer to your question(s), please send an email to and we will provide you with an answer as soon as possible.

EC Arbitral Award
July 12, 2012
On July 12, 2012, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) received the report of the arbitral award for its 13,000 EC members.

EC Bargaining Update
June 21, 2012
TheCanadian Association of Professional Employees(CAPE) and theTreasury Board Secretariat appeared before an arbitration board of the Public Service Labour Relations Board on June 18 and 19.

EC Bargaining Update
May 15, 2012
TheCanadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and theTreasury Board Secretariat met last week with mediator Tom Clairmont of thePublic Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB). Several matters were resolved.

EC Bargaining Update
April 3, 2012
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) made a joint request for mediation to the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) on March 26, 2012.

EC Bargaining Update
March 16, 2012
The Public Service Labour Relations Board has established the three-member arbitration board that will decide on outstanding matters from the EC bargaining table.

EC Bargaining Update
January 27, 2012
CAPE received notice from the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) on January 17 that the Board is proceeding with the establishment of a three-member arbitration board further to a request from CAPE.

EC Bargaining Update
January 18, 2012
CAPE filed for arbitration on December 14. As required it provided the Public Service Labour Relations Board (PSLRB) a list of outstanding issues brought to the table by CAPE, the language of the proposals, and a description of bargaining that occurred during the current round.

EC Bargaining Update
December 15, 2011
In spite of attempts by CAPE to come to a negotiated settlement, Treasury Board set conditions at the bargaining table that made it impossible to truly negotiate.

EC Bargaining Update
December 8, 2011
The parties met at the table on November 22, 23 and 24. CAPE tabled a comprehensive, evidence-based pay proposal on November 22 and devoted the entire day to presenting its rationale.

EC Bargaining Update
October 17, 2011
The parties met at the table on October 11, 12 and 13 to begin negotiating proposals explained on September 1st. There was agreement on a handful of editorial changes that do not impact entitlements or rights.

EC Bargaining Update
September 8, 2011
The parties met at the table on June 17 to exchange proposals and spent the summer analyzing and preparing for discussions that will occur this fall.

EC Bargaining Update
July 5, 2011
The EC bargaining team met with the employer’s team at the bargaining table on Friday June 17, for the first time in the current round of negotiations.

EC Collective Bargaining – Update
May 20, 2011
Most research has been completed, including the analysis of input provided by EC members with the bargaining input survey.

When bargaining becomes an issue
October 15, 2010
CAPE is the bargaining agent for two Treasury Board groups, the EC and TR groups, and one group at the Library of Parliament, and the three collective agreements for these will be up for renewal in 2011. As usual, CAPE has made a call for volunteers to form bargaining committees to negotiate those three contracts when they expire next year.

However, even before these committees could meet in order to begin the long process of preparing for the bargaining table, we saw in the media that the Treasury Board Secretariat was inviting the Public Service Alliance of Canada to what was called "expedited" bargaining. The Alliance was the only union involved in this at the time. Those bargaining agents who were either already at the table in the regular cycle, including the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada for some of its Treasury Board groups, or bargaining agents that had sent their notice of intention to bargain, were side-tracked by Treasury Board to allow this.