EC LoP Vice-Presidential election: Nick Giannakoulis elected by acclamation
October 31, 2014
Riley Brockington’s election on October 27 to represent River Ward on Ottawa City Council has resulted in his resignation from the post of EC/LoP Vice-President of CAPE and his withdrawal from the campaign for re-election to that position. The results having been declared official by the City Clerk on October 30, Riley’s municipal election victory therefore means that Nick Giannakoulis has been elected by acclamation to the post of CAPE EC/LoP Vice-President.
The November issue of Professional Dialogue is out
October 31, 2014
In this issue:
- President’s Message. Renewing the fight
- Union solidarity on a large scale
- Mobilization is the new buzz word at CAPE
- Sick leave and a lesson in humility for Tony Clement
- EC and TR collective bargaining: CAPE’s principal demands
- Bargaining under C-4: Living with conciliation
- Visitors will enjoy CAPE’s new website
Candidates Forum: numerous discussions and our first-ever webcast
October 23, 2014
The four candidates for the position of CAPE President and one of the candidates for the position of Vice-President met with CAPE members on October 16 at the Candidates Forum. The candidates outlined their platforms and answered questions from the members in attendance, as well as questions submitted by email in advance.
2014 Nominations - Updated
October 16, 2014
Updated information, EC Directors : One candidate having withdrawn his candidacy on October 16, twelve members have been acclaimed as EC Directors.
First Demonstration against Sick Leave Changes
September 17, 2014
Several hundred members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, joined by members from other unions, including CAPE President Claude Poirier, held a demonstration in Ottawa on September 15 to protest against the government’s proposed changes to sick leave benefits.
Public Service Negotiations: Sick Leave
September 11, 2014
On September 10, Treasury Board tabled its proposal on sick leave and the implementation of an income replacement plan for employees who are absent for extended periods; the proposal was presented at all the negotiating tables of the Public Service Alliance of Canada. PSAC has published the government document and a press release outlining its reaction on its website. In short, PSAC believes that the purpose of the government proposal is to force employees to work when they are sick.
Response to The Ottawa Citizen August 10 Article
August 19, 2014
The Ottawa Citizen recently published an article titled Call for federal pension policy baffles experts. The Canadian Association of Professional Employees, because of its multiple interventions in the area of pensions, feels that it has to counter some of the statements contained in this article.
Procedure for the Announcement of Nominations – ACEP- CAPE 2014 Elections to the National Executive Committee
August 14, 2014
The National Office will send an e-message on August 15, 22 and 29 to all members advising of the number of nomination forms received for each position on the National Executive Committee and date of receipt of same.
Statistics Canada: More than just numbers at stake
August 14, 2014
Earlier this week it was determined that Statistics Canada’s August 8, 2014, Labour Force Survey release for the month of July contained data errors. As a result, Statistics Canada pulled this report out of circulation on August 12.
Complaint against Treasury Board: CAPE pledges solidarity with other bargaining agents
July 22, 2014
CAPE is part of a united front of 17 bargaining agents who believe that discussions surrounding sick leave in the federal public service must be held at the bargaining table.
Message for National Public Service Week
June 17, 2014
During National Public Service Week (NPSW), a celebration organized by the employer, numerous events will be held to recognize the excellence of the work performed by public servants. While a number of people will be receiving official awards, it is the work of the public service as a whole that is deserving of real recognition.
CAPE Responds to Misleading Message Generated by the Employer
June 11, 2014
A misleading email message implying that the outcome of the negotiations was a fait accompli recently circulated through a number of departments and agencies.
CAPE is always working for you, sometimes behind the scenes
May 30, 2014
After such a busy spring, we are looking forward to the summer months. For many of us, this will be an opportunity to “recharge our batteries” before we get back to business in the fall.
A warning to CAPE members about a message from the employer concerning sick leave
May 30, 2014
You recently received or will soon be receiving a message from your department or agency in reference to its wellness and productivity strategy as well as the sick leave provisions of your collective agreement. This message may be the cause of some confusion, so I am writing today to provide much-needed clarification.
Official call for nominations and resolutions
May 29, 2014
This is an official call for nominations and for resolutions to be discussed at the Annual General Meeting.
Are public servants becoming dinosaurs or are they just too professional?
May 26, 2014
All Canadians should be concerned when a former cabinet minister seems to be suggesting that public policy should be informed by unverified, unscientific and unreliable statements and pseudo-analysis searched on the Internet.
On International Workers’ Day, let’s focus on achieving equality for everyone
April 24, 2014
In a year when most federal public service employees are preparing to negotiate new collective agreements, International Workers’ Day on May 1 has taken on special significance.
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.
Agreement on Changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan
March 26, 2014
Treasury Board has announced that it will be adopting a performance assessment process for all employees. Inherent in this process will be the concept of shared responsibility between management and employees. In order to help you prepare for your performance assessment and give you more control over the various aspects under your responsibility, CAPE has the following suggestions for you.
Petition to keep Public Service Health Care Plan contributions unchanged
February 20, 2014
In its most recent budget, the federal government announced a deficit reduction measure that would see it dip into the pockets of present and future retired public servants. By taking hundreds of dollars annually away from individual retirees – an amount equivalent to 1% of their retirement income, on average – the government will be breaching the moral contract it has with its employees.