PRESS RELEASE: CAPE reaches tentative TR collective agreement with Treasury Board
June 11, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Treasury Board Secretariat for the Translation (TR) group, which includes interpreters, translators and terminologists part of the federal public service.
2019 Local Annual General Meetings
June 10, 2019
Every year, CAPE’s national president joins local leaders across Canada and in the National Capital Region in support of our members to discuss the latest issues affecting them such as Phoenix, health and safety in the workplace, collective agreements , and much more.
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PRESS RELEASE :CAPE reaches tentative EC collective agreement with Treasury Board
June 05, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced today that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Treasury Board Secretariat for the Economics and Social Science Services group, also known in the federal public service as the EC professional group.
Asian Heritage Month 2019
May 31, 2019
Last year, CAPE dedicated an article for Asian Heritage Month that delved into the historic struggles of Asian-Canadians. From the intolerance of the first wave of Asian immigrants to Canada to the Japanese internment camps during WWII, Asian- Canadians have had many obstacles to overcome and although some progress has been made, discrimination against Asian-Canadians is very present in society as old prejudices still linger.
Presidents' Council Meeting
May 29, 2019
Presidents’ Council meeting
Wednesday June 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm.
National Office: Boardroom 1967
100 Queen Street, 4th floor
CAPE accepts government offer to compensate members for Phoenix damages
May 17, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) announced today that it had accepted Treasury Board Secretariat’s offer presented Friday May 3 to compensate federal employees for damages caused by the Phoenix Pay System. The decision was made following a consultation with CAPE’s National Executive Committee and its membership base.
FAQs: Phoenix Offer
May 15, 2019
• General questions about the agreement
• Questions regarding the leave bank credits
• Questions about additional damages and compensation
2019 Membership Budget Meeting
May 09, 2019
Mark your calendars! The 2019 Membership Budget Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at the Ottawa Sheraton Hotel.
Live consultation - compensation for Phoenix damages
May 08, 2019
CAPE invites you to attend a special membership meeting to discuss the government's offer on the compensations for the damages caused by Phoenix. This meeting will give members an opportunity to find out more about the offer and ask questions.
Floodwaters 2019: solidarity with flood victims
May 01, 2019
The 2019 spring floods have been especially devastating for thousands of people and families. As you all know, several towns and cities in New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec have declared a state of emergency to obtain the resources they need to deal with the situation. The National Capital Region, which is home to many federal government workers, has been particularly hard hit.
Earth Day –Changing our Habits One Step at a Time
April 22, 2019
We all share a responsibility to protect and care for our environment. Increasing carbon emissions and pollution are some of the most critical issues we are grappling with and must face with a greater sense of urgency. We owe it to ourselves, to future generations and to other species we share this world with.
Federal Budget 2019: Falling Short of Public Servants’ Expectations
March 22, 2019
This year’s federal budget was introduced as the “middle class” budget and indeed, the Government did provide incentive and monies to “hard-working Canadians.” There were not many surprises: the budget aligns with the Government’s values and commitment to supporting the middle class and to creating opportunities for all Canadians to join it, as well as to enjoy the benefits of the common wealth. As this is clearly an election budget, millions of Canadians will have to decide in the fall whether they support the vision behind it.
Budget 2019: First Impressions
March 21, 2019
On Tuesday, the federal government unveiled its proposed budget for 2019-20 and our initial reaction is disappointment over what seems to be a weak response to the Phoenix pay system fiasco.
Fighting racism and racial discrimination in the workplace
March 21, 2019
On this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, CAPE reaffirms its commitment to supporting actions, initiatives and measures to end all forms of racism and racial discrimination in the workplace.
No place for hate: condolences for the victims of Christchurch
March 19, 2019
On behalf of the Association and the entire membership, I would like to express our deepest and sincere condolences to the families and friends of the 50 victims that were killed during the terrorist attacks that took place in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15, 2019.
Action Plan Announced to Address Air Quality at Les Terrasses de la Chaudieres
March 14, 2019
For years, members working at the Terrasses de la Chaudière office location have experienced a range of health issues due to poor air quality as well as unpleasant odors emanating from the elevator lobbies. Canadian Heritage Deputy Minister, Hélène Laurendeau issued an information memo to federal employees outlining plans to fix those issues.
Phoenix Fiasco Three Years Later: Where Are We Now?
March 05, 2019
CAPE President Greg Phillips discusses the Phoenix pay system, three years into its implementation. He offers an overview of what CAPE has learned and shares the actions the association has taken since Phoenix was launched in 2016.
Call for Volunteers: Local Leadership Council Meeting Content & Structure Committee
March 04, 2019
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) is looking for three volunteers to form a Meeting Content & Structure Committee to help plan for future Local Leadership Council (LLC) meetings, until the end of 2020.
Please submit your interest no later than March 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST
Black History Month - Spotlight on Richard Sharpe
February 28, 2019
CAPE sat down with CAPE member Richard Sharpe, also Co-Founder of the Federal Black Employees Caucus (FBEC), to talk about the work he is doing to help build a thriving Black community within the Canadian Federal workforce. Richard Sharpe has been working for the federal government for 23 years and is a CAPE vice-president for Local 521.
Federal Employee Performance Review: What You Need to Know
February 27, 2019
As employee performance review season is arriving soon, we thought it would be timely to provide some information and reminder about our role and our members’ rights under the collective agreement on this topic.