Call for candidates: Vacant TR Director positions
July 17, 2018
The following is a call for candidates to fill two (2) vacant TR Director positions on the National Executive Committee.
Submit your resolutions
July 16, 2018
Resolutions must be submitted this year no later than September 5, 2018 in order to be discussed at the next AGM and presented to the members thereafter for a vote.
Call for candidates: Vacant EC Director positions
July 13, 2018
The following is a call for candidates to fill five (5) vacant EC Director positions on the National Executive Committee.
National Indigenous Peoples Day
June 21, 2018
At CAPE, we believe in the importance of celebrating the culture, heritage, and accomplishments of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis. We encourage you to take part in this year’s celebrations and recognize the significant contribution of Indigenous Peoples to the fabric of Canadian society.
National Public Service Week
June 11, 2018
This week, please take the time to celebrate your accomplishments and those of your colleagues…it is well deserved! The Canadian Public Service has earned worldwide recognition for its hard work, passion, and professionalism – when it comes to public service, you are global leaders.
Phoenix update: the government was negligent
May 30, 2018
Yesterday, the Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, released the latest report on the Phoenix pay system to Parliament. In his report, The Auditor General finally confirmed what we had been telling the government for the past two years. The report proved that the government was not only negligent in the development of Phoenix but also in its implementation.
May 17 - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 16, 2018
Everyone deserves to feel safe and welcome in their workplace. Sadly, for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, fear of alienation, harassment and violence can not only affect their workplace well-being but also prevent them from being their authentic self altogether.
Asian Heritage Month
May 01, 2018
May is Asian Heritage Month. For CAPE, it’s a time to underscore and celebrate the important contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made to our nation
International Workers' Day - May 1
May 01, 2018
Across much of the world, May 1 is a time to celebrate the contributions of the working class and the labour movement. International Wokers’ Day (or, colloquially, May Day) is held on May 1 to commemorate the victims of the Haymarket massacre.
National Day of Mourning - April 28
April 27, 2018
While occupational health and safety is certainly a primary concern for blue-collar workers, white-collar workers aren’t immune to injuries in the workplace.
National Volunteer Week
April 09, 2018
This week is National Volunteer Week; CAPE would like to take this opportunity to encourage all of its members to consider volunteering some time towards a worthy cause.
CAPE supports CUPE Local 2424
March 27, 2018
Technical and library staff at Carleton University have been on strike for close to a month.
March 21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 20, 2018
On March 21, 1960, in Sharpeville, a small township in South Africa, 69 people lost their lives and 180 others were injured when the police fired on a crowd of peaceful Black demonstrators who were challenging laws that restricted black South Africans’ movements under apartheid. Six years after this massacre, the United Nations decreed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Legionella and public service buildings
March 15, 2018
Public Services and Procurement Canada has been engaged in a pilot project to test for legionella, an article in the Globe and Mail has revealed. The new technology by Ottawa-based Spartan Biotech has confirmed the presence of legionella in several federal public service buildings, leading some members to wsonder if they are at risk of developing legionnaire’s disease.
Treasury Board to stop collecting overpayments
March 14, 2018
Treasury Board has indicated that it will temporarily stop collecting overpayments from public servants who aren’t getting paid accurately.
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 07, 2018
Did you know that it was actually our TR members who led the fight on maternity leave?
A quick overlook at the 2018 federal budget
March 05, 2018
As with every budget, there’s a lot to review.
TBS cancels Phoenix meeting
February 16, 2018
Treasury Board cancelled the meeting just two days before the scheduled date.
Unions to PM: scrap Phoenix and rebuild
February 16, 2018
The unions are asking the Prime Minister to deliver a plan to work with federal government employees to rebuild a pay roll system that will pay them accurately and on time – every time.
Observing Black History Month in Canada
February 01, 2018
Every February, Canadians are invited to participate in Black History Month festivities and events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present.