Library of Parliament Bargaining
May 9, 2017 - The process towards the renewal of the collective agreement of CAPE members at the Library of Parliament starts now with the creation of the LoP Collective Bargaining Committee (CBC). If you want to be a member of that Committee, please visit this page and send your application!
We publish updates after each bargaining session and whenever major developments arise. Keep an eye on this page for regular updates!
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.
If you have general questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have more specific feedback or questions aimed at your bargaining team, you can contact them at email@example.com.
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