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.
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.
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.
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.
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.