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.
Press Release Budget Fails to Address Economic Inequalities and Takes Money Away From Retired Federal Employees
February 11, 2014
Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) President Claude Poirier was critical of the federal budget that was unveiled in the House of Commons, labelling it a disappointment to Canadians who had hoped for a strong signal that the government intended to address the economic inequalities affecting Canadians. “This budget was the ideal opportunity for the government to show that it could be sensitive to the needs of ordinary Canadians, who want better jobs, a more equitable distribution of wealth in this country and measures to combat economic inequalities, as well as some improvement in the services that the government provides. Unfortunately, that did not happen,” stated the CAPE President.
Petition to expand the Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan
January 17, 2014
Join thousands of Canadians who are telling their Members of Parliament to increase pension benefits under the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, and implement a fully funded plan to phase in such an increase without delay. Visit the Canadian Labour Congress website and sign the petition.
Budget Consultation Survey
January 15, 2014
On January 13 CAPE issued a Budget Consultation Survey to all members. Unfortunately technical issues prevented members from completing the survey, and when accessing the survey members were sent directly to the closing page of the survey.
Canadians’ support for unions remains solid
January 14, 2014
Despite the present government’s resolutely anti-union rhetoric and its attempts to narrow the scope of union activities to only bargaining and representation, Canadians believe that unions play a positive role in Canadian society.
Message from the President: 2014 will be a year of challenges and solidarity
January 06, 2014
Last year, I started my New Year’s message by pointing out some of the things we had learned, not the least of which was the fact that “the current government will stop at nothing [...], however ridiculous their arguments might be.” As it turns out, the year’s events revealed how accurate we were in that assertion. The government stepped up its attacks against the public service and the labour movement, despite appeals for calm from a number of experts and from some of the more moderate segments of society. Numerous analysts, including former Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, Conservative Senator Hugh Segal, and specialists with the Broadbent Institute, recognize how important it is for Canadian society to have a healthy public service and strong unions.
Press Release Federal 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.
Alternation Process Policy Grievance Update
January 12, 2013
The PSAC and PIPSC hearing has been rescheduled from January 14, 15 and 16, and January 28 and 29, 2013, to January 15 and 16, and January 28 and 29, 2013. Please take note of this if you intend to be present at this hearing - the hearing will commence on Tuesday, not Monday.
CAPE Membership Approves Proposed Constitution and By-LawAmendments and Votes Yes on Financial Ballot
December 17, 2012
The CAPE membership voted in favour of the two proposed budgets (2012 – 2013 and 2014 – 2014), the audited financial statements and the National Executive Committee’s recommendation that the firm of WGP C.A. be the Association’s auditor for the fiscal year ending 2013.
Budget cuts: CAPE plays key role in informing Canadians
October 24, 2012
In April 2012, Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page asked 91 federal government departments and agencies for details concerning the impact of the March 2012 budget cuts on their respective organizations.
CAPE Has Filed a Third Policy Grievance Regarding Treasury Board’s Administration of the Workforce Adjustment Directive
July 09, 2012
After having filed two policy grievances at the end of June, CAPE has filed a third policy grievance on July 6, this time regarding the interpretation by Treasury Board of the notion of “years of service”.
Public Service Negotiation: Sick Leave
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.