2020 CAPE Calendars now available
April 01, 2020
We're proud to unveil this year's 2020 CAPE calendar.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2020
March 21, 2020
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on March 21 to bring our attention to the ongoing efforts to fight racial biases and the negative impact it has on our lives.
Let's celebrate our linguistic diversity! International Day of La Francophonie
March 20, 2020
March 20 is the International Day of La Francophonie, and this year we are celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Black History Month - Interview with Janet Akins, EC member
February 27, 2020
To celebrate Black History Month, CAPE interviewed Janet Akins, one of its EC members working for Health Canada in Ottawa. Janet is also a director on CAPE’s National Executive Committee. CAPE invited her to share her experience working for the federal public service and her perspective on the recent PSES results about racial discrimination in the workplace.
Black History Month - Interview with Greg Fergus, Chair of the Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians
February 27, 2020
Greg Fergus (member of Parliament for Hull-Aylmer) was recently interviewed by CAPE in his capacity as Chair of the Canadian Caucus of Black Parliamentarians. The interview, part CAPE’s activities marking Black History Month, was conducted by Dina Epale – Senior Advocacy and Public Affairs Advisor. It is worth noting that Mr. Fergus is also the Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board and to the Minister of Digital Government.
Call for volunteers! Office Accommodation Consultation Committee (OACC)
February 24, 2020
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)’s lease is coming up for renewal in September 2023. The President and the National Executive Committee, with the assistance of members of CAPE's management team, are looking at all available options to find the best cost-savings scenario while maintaining a central and easily accessible head office location to best serve its membership.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday March 10, 2020
Review of CAPE’s 2019 Stewards’ Training Sessions
February 11, 2020
Our bi-annual steward training sessions attracted an increased number of participants in 2019 reflecting a growing interest among members to play an active role in the Association. The training sessions are a mandatory requirement for Association stewards and are also offered to members who are considering becoming stewards.
Coronavirus: What you need to know
February 06, 2020
With the recent developments regarding the coronavirus currently spreading across many countries, it is important for CAPE members to know how to protect themselves and what their rights are to deal with such a situation in the workplace.
CAPE meets with Head of Treasury Board
January 22, 2020
22 January 2020 - OTTAWA – Last Thursday, January 16th, a delegation from the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) led by its President, Greg Phillips, met with the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, the President of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) and his team.
Condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the plane crash in Iran
January 09, 2020
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) would like to extend its deepest sympathies and condolences to the 176 victims of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 which crashed as it departed from Iran en route to Ukraine on January 8, 2020.
Domestic violence: mobilizing employers and labour unions
December 10, 2019
Today ends this month’s national and global campaigns promoting solutions to fight gender-based violence, as well as domestic violence experienced by women.
Update on bedbugs in federal buildings
December 09, 2019
As you may know, either from personal experience or from the news, bed bugs were found in some federal buildings in Ottawa a few weeks ago. We’ve been keeping a close eye on this issue and have discussed it with other federal unions as well as with the federal government.
Remembering the Victims of the Polytechnique Tragedy and Taking Action to Save Lives
December 06, 2019
Today, we remember the 14 women who were murdered in extremely violent circumstances at the École Polytechnique de Montréal 30 years ago. We at CAPE want to honor them by reaffirming our commitment to help prevent violence against women and to protect and support women at risk, where we can.
Voting results 2019
November 29, 2019
From November 14 to November 28, members were asked to review and vote on CAPE National Executive Committee business: the annual budget; audited financial statements; appointed auditors; and a resolution.
A conversation with Movember Canada’s Todd Minerson
November 27, 2019
Movember is better known as the month-long campaign ran each year around the world throughout all of November to raise awareness of men’s health, focusing on issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) interviewed Movember’s Canada Country Director, Todd Minerson.
Voting period from November 14 to 28
November 14, 2019
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 budget, th Association’s financial statements and to approve the choice of the auditing firm that will be auditing the Association’s financial statements.
Update on EC & TR Retro Pay Complaint
October 22, 2019
On January 15, 2018, CAPE filed an “unfair labour practice complaint” to the Federal Public Service Staff Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) alleging that the Treasury Board had failed to implement the EC and TR retro payments within the 150-day implementation deadline of October 21, 2017.
CAPE and Translation Bureau meet to discuss artificial intelligence
September 17, 2019
In recent weeks, CAPE has been meeting with members of the Translation Bureau’s leadership team to discuss artificial intelligence (AI). CAPE has been particularly interested in understanding their intentions around translation technology.
CAPE Parliamentary Budget Officer group vote in favor of a new collective agreement
July 24, 2019
Ottawa - The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced today that members at the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (OPBO) voted in favor of a new collective agreement.
CAPE’s Translation group vote in favor of a new collective agreement
July 18, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced today that the Translation (TR) group, which includes interpreters, translators and terminologists part of the federal public service, voted in favor of a new collective agreement.