Library of Parliament Bargaining

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Your collective agreement is signed!

It's official! The LoP collective agreement was signed on March 21 and is now in effect. Pay careful attention to your future paychecks for your signing bonus.

To read and download your new collective agreement, click here.

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Your bargaining team

Your bargaining team is made up of LoP members just like you! Bargaining team members are volunteers, who work in the public service as LoP employees and dedicate a great deal of their time to bargain on behalf of their colleagues. Additionally, each bargaining team also comprises a negotiator who acts as the CAPE spokesperson at the bargaining table. Ultimately, however, it is the membership as a whole that gets to accept or reject a tentative agreement.

The collective bargaining team’s role is to negotiate at the table with the employer and to discuss and approve bargaining strategies. The collective bargaining team can recommend that our union approve a tentative agreement or reject a final offer.

The collective bargaining committee, on the other hand, is a sub-committee of the National Executive Committee. Its role is to review members’ feedback and craft proposals based on that feedback. The committee can prepare additional proposals or refine existing ones at the request of the negotiator. In turn, the committee communicates the impact of these changes to the collective bargaining team.

Bargaining team members are selected among members of the collective bargaining committee. Any member can volunteer to sit on the collective bargaining committee, whenever a call for volunteers is issued.

Travel back in time

Are you looking for information from previous bargaining rounds? You’ll find them here, in our bargaining archive.

Questions?

If you have general questions, you can contact us at general@acep-cape.ca. If you have more specific feedback or questions aimed at your bargaining team, you can contact them at bargaining_negociations@acep-cape.ca.

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