Sick Leave: C-4
Constitutional Challenge to Bill C-59
June 29, 2015
Bill C-59 received royal assent, last week, and with it, all of its nefarious purposes became law. Overnight, Treasury Board received the power to unilaterally impose whatever sick leave and short-term disability plans it chooses, bypassing fair and free collective bargaining.
Speaking truth to power on Bill C-59
June 04, 2015
National President Emmanuelle Tremblay was on the Hill on June 4th, delivering testimony to the House finance committee about the false premises underlying Bill C-59. The Conservative government is trying to use its budget implementation bill to bypass the collective bargaining process and impose changes to sick leave provisions in the public service.
Nine Myths About Paid Sick Leave
May 12, 2015
In the wake of the recent moves by the government, here's a look at all the myths they keep repeating about paid sick leave.
- Myth no. 9: The Conservative government would never try to mislead you.
- Myth no. 8: The Conservative government knows how to manage.
- Myth no. 7: Public Service unions refuse to negotiate for a better system.
- Myth no. 6: The current system does not protect PS employees.
- Myth no. 5: Public service employees take more sick leave than employees in the private sector.
- Myth no. 4: The government has no control over sick leave.
- Myth no. 3: It is easy to determine the fiscal liability created by sick leave.
- Myth no. 2: Taxpayers pay for every single day a public service employee is away from work for reasons of illness or injury.
- Myth no. 1: Sick leave costs the government and Canadian taxpayers close to one billion per year.
The facts about sick leave in the public service
April 08, 2014
CAPE recently published an information series on nine myths about sick leave in the public service. The full article has been well received, and we plan to distribute it to an even wider audience.
Press ReleaseFederal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4
December 10, 2013
December 10, 2013 – Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government. The unions have agreed to pool their resources in advance of the next round of collective bargaining with Treasury Board in 2014.
- Information about Bill C-4 November 28, 2013
- Bill C-4 will quash many of your rights November 26, 2013
- Bill C-4A summary of various issues with Bill C-4 November 19, 2013