March 01, 2017
As part of our series of articles on the agreement in principle reached at the EC table, let’s now take a look at the new professional integrity clause, which might also be informally referred to as the “fearless advice clause.”
CAPE calls for more government action on Phoenix
February 24, 2017
A year later, we're still waiting for this Phoenix's rebirth.
Memorandum of agreement in support of employee wellness
February 17, 2017
As part of our series of articles on the agreement in principle reached at the EC table, let’s now take a look at the sick leave plan.
Translation Bureau: concrete commitments from Minister Foote
February 09, 2017
During her appearance before the House of Commons standing committee on official languages on February 9, the Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, made some firm commitments regarding the future of the Translation Bureau.
Phoenix and your income tax
February 09, 2017
If you’re starting collect all the documents you’ll need to prepare your tax return, you may be wondering about the tax implications of the various Phoenix payroll problems.
EC Group: Economic increases – clarification and context
February 06, 2017
Many of you have asked us: “Why are there two wage increases in 2016?” The answer is relatively simple. The employer had set a cap on the economic increases it was prepared to grant – specifically, 1.25% per year or 5% over the life of the agreement.
Voting is changing at CAPE
February 06, 2017
This year, voting is changing for the better. Instead of receiving a ballot by email, members will be able to log in to our secure member portal. You can already register by going to our secure member portal.
Other important achievements in the EC tentative agreement
February 02, 2017
In addition to the details published on January 26, here are some of the improvements included in the new collective agreement, should members ratify the tentative agreement.
Fingerprinting in the public service
February 01, 2017
On February 1, 2017, Public Service and Procurement Canada will launch the new mandatory electronic fingerprint requirement, which will require mandatory fingerprints for all new personnel security screening (reliability status) or clearance (secret or top secret) requests.
CAPE reaches a tentative agreement with Treasury Board at the EC table
January 26, 2017
During this week’s mediation session with Treasury Board, the CAPE EC bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the employer which includes yearly economic increases similar to those negotiated at other bargaining tables, an economic adjustment for 2016, a memorandum of agreement on supporting employee wellness, and a new clause to protect the professional integrity of employees.
Mediation tentatively set for the EC group at the end of January
January 10, 2017
Update: Mediation will take place from January 24 to 26.
CAPE was in contact with the mediator appointed by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, Tom Clairmont, in order to find a date for mediation.
CAPE agrees to mediation
December 22, 2016
Following the decision earlier this week by the EC bargaining to declare an impasse and go into binding conciliation, senior representatives of CAPE and Treasury Board had a telephone conversation today to explore how to resume the negotiation. At the end of the conversation, it was agreed by both parties to use mediation as to get to a negotiated agreement.
CAPE has declared an impasse at the EC table. Here’s why.
December 21, 2016
The unanimous decision by members of the EC negotiating team on Tuesday to declare an impasse and apply for binding conciliation was not an easy one. The team members were frustrated by the Employer’s unwillingness to offer similar pay increases offered to comparable groups in the federal public service; that is why they made that decision. Here are the detailed reasons.
Impasse reached at the EC table: CAPE will request third party binding conciliation
December 20, 2016
At the end of a frustrating day of bargaining with the Employer, the CAPE EC bargaining team has unanimously decided to request third party binding conciliation to resolve the outstanding issues in the current round of negotiations.
Additional details on the employer's offer at the TR table
December 16, 2016
The offer is for a four-year agreement providing monetary increases similar to those agreed to by the government with other public service unions, as well as wage scale adjustments. It also includes a memorandum of agreement to support employee wellness that would preserve the existing sick leave system for the moment.
CAPE will submit the latest Treasury Board offer to the vote of its TR members
December 15, 2016
At a bargaining session that ended late afternoon Thursday, CAPE's negotiating team at the TR table have decided that instead of declaring a deadlock with Treasury Board, they will submit the employer’s final proposal to the vote of its members.
EC bargaining team back at the table on December 20
December 13, 2016
The EC bargaining team and Treasury Board are back at the table on December 20. Stay tuned for more updates.
EC Bargaining; talks at a critical stage
December 02, 2016
This week, the Employer tabled what they consider to be a comprehensive offer. We countered with our own comprehensive offer, which addressed our members’ top priorities
Phoenix: Important changes to the service benefit plans enrollment process
November 01, 2016
To address the problems of the Phoenix pay system related to the public service benefit plans, Treasury Board has recently put in place temporary changes to the enrollment process.
Public service unions to intervene in case before the Supreme Court concerning the right to collective bargaining
October 28, 2016
Several federal public service unions, including CAPE, will intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada on November 10 on a case that will see the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation sitting across the aisle from the B.C. provincial government. The case is expected to have important implications on the right to collective bargaining and freedom of association.