Meetings and Events
February 08, 2019
Annual General Meeting: Local 512
Health Canada and Public Health Agency of Canada
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Ottawa Marriott Hotel
100 Kent Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5R7
Room: Cartier III
Please RSVP by 4:00pm on Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Condolences on the passing of Paul Dewar
February 07, 2019
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Paul Dewar, former center MP for the New Democratic Party. We extend our condolences to the Dewar family as well as friends and former colleagues.
Call for Volunteers: Communications Sub-Committee
February 05, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is looking for volunteers to join and revive the National Executive Committee’s (NEC) Communications Sub-committee.
Reporting on the 2018 Steward Training Sessions
January 28, 2019
Twice in 2018, CAPE hosted its Bi-Annual Stewards’ Training Sessions in Ottawa. A total of 50 stewards participated, 18 of which, travelled from our regional locals.
OC Transpo Tragedy
January 14, 2019
The extended CAPE family is deeply saddened by the OC Transpo bus collision, which occurred at the Westboro station in Ottawa Friday January 11 . Many families have been directly impacted, with loved ones injured or deceased. We wish to extend our deepest condolences to their families and friends and hope that those injured will recover quickly.
EC Collective Bargaining Update – December 17, 2018
January 08, 2019
The EC bargaining team and the Employer side bargaining team met for three days of negotiations, December 11, 12 and 13.
Join us for the Women’s March
January 03, 2019
Every year, thousands of people around the world march to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women's rights, the LGBTQ rights, racial equality, workers' rights and more.
December 20, 2018
From December 5, 2018 to December 18, 2018, CAPE members were asked to review and vote on CAPE National Executive Committee business. See the results here.
Update: New Dental Plan Benefits Available in 2019!
December 18, 2018
CAPE is excited to announce that after months-long negotiations with Treasury Board, working alongside PIPSC and other union partners at the National Joint Council Dental Care Board of Management, improvements to the dental plan benefits have finally been approved and will be offered through members’ dental plan.
AGM 2018 “Strength In Unity”
December 14, 2018
A first for CAPE, four union presidents spoke to a packed room at its 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Ottawa on Tuesday December 4.
Meetings and Events
December 06, 2018
The Annual General Meeting for Local 525 at Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) on December 19, 2018 has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date.
Voting period from December 5 to 18
November 27, 2018
Pursuant to CAPE’s Constitution and Bylaws, all members in good standing will be asked to vote on the resolution being put forward, to approve the Association’s financial statements and to approve the choice of the auditing firm that will be auditing the Association’s financial statements. In addition, EC members will be asked to vote for five new EC directors.
Get ready for the Annual General Meeting on December 4!
November 26, 2018
It all happens on today, December 4 at the Ottawa Marriott. Registration will start at 5 p.m.; a meal will also be served at this time. Members outside the National Capital Region are invited to join us via webcasting.
EC Collective Bargaining Update
November 14, 2018
The EC bargaining committee surveyed CAPE’s EC membership in late June and early July in order to get direction for the coming round of bargaining. A record number of members participated in the survey with over 35% of EC members describing their expectations and identifying their priorities.
Canadian Association of Professional Employees Translation Bureau Local 900
November 07, 2018
The Translation Bureau Local 900 Election results are in.
Congratulations and best wishes for success to the newly elected members of the Committee.
Policy Grievance – Settlement Reached Between CAPE and DOJ - 1400 Hours Standard of Legal Services
November 02, 2018
In 2015 CAPE filed a policy grievance with the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada (TBS), claiming that the introduction of a minimum target of 1400 hours of legal work per fiscal year for paralegals (ECs) by the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ) was unreasonable and arbitrary in violation of the EC Collective Agreement. The matter was referred to adjudication at the Federal Public Service Labour Relations Employment Board (FPSLREB) in 2016 and in 2018, and the parties agreed to avail to the services of mediation with the FPSLREB.
2018 EC Directors Debate
October 30, 2018
It’s time to familiarize yourself with the candidates who will be running for elected positions at CAPE. You will have the chance to hear from the all the candidates vying for the five vacant EC director positions.
CAPE- Travel for Union Business
October 30, 2018
The objective of the travel policy is to ensure a consistent application of the entitlements for the purpose of union business. The policy applies to CAPE members traveling for union business.
October 04, 2018
Treasury Board agrees to new protocols designed to accelerate collective bargaining, and improve efficiency and productivity.
PBO Phoenix Study
October 04, 2018
The search to replace the Phoenix pay system is on as the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) agrees to a new study on the projected costs of the error-prone system.