Meetings and Events

July 03, 2019

Dear ECs at ECCC:

As you may be aware, recently the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Treasury Board Secretariat for the Economics and Social Science Services group. CAPE has also announced that it has accepted Treasury Board Secretariat’s offer to compensate federal employees for damages caused by the Phoenix Pay System.

CAPE Local 524 invites you to attend a Special Information Session to discuss: 

1. the tentative EC Collective Agreement

The agreement brings significant changes to the EC collective agreement, refining benefits in areas such as pay, maternity and parental leave, caregiving leave, wellness and harassment in the workplace, domestic violence, and language training among others. Have a look at the general document about the provisions included in the tentative agreement: Download the PDF

Voting on the tentative EC Collective Agreement will take place from July 3rd to the 17th. Please note that you do not need to attend this session in order to vote. 

2. the Phoenix damages agreement

In addition to creating a new, expeditious process to file a claim to secure compensation, the agreement includes up to five days of annual leave that would be awarded to all CAPE’s members ⎯ whether directly impacted by Phoenix or not, for the general aggravation and frustrations caused by the faulty pay system. Read more about the offer: Frequently Asked Question about the Phoenix damages agreement.

Therefore, we look forward to seeing you at the next local event: 

DATE: Wednesday, July 10th
TIME: 11:30-1:00pm
VENUE: PVM  Library (Annex)
RSVP REQUIRED : Please fill in form at this link

Please come for a brief update on current CAPE collective agreement and the Phoenix damages agreement with questions about your union. Fresh drinks will be offered so please bring your mug! 

Your local Stewards have been active in hearing your concerns, representing you in consultations with management and answering your questions. To help us in this role, we would like to hear from you. What are your concerns? What issues would you like to see your Local active on? 

Even if you can’t attend this meeting, you can still vote. You can find information on the voting process on the CAPE website.


Your ECCC CAPE Local 524 Executives and Stewards