Liberal government’s response on the Translation Bureau
October 18, 2016
According to the CAPE, the Canadian government’s negative reaction to the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages is not only disappointing, it is insulting.
Change in Translation Bureau management
October 14, 2016
CAPE believe that this change in Translation Bureau management presents the government with the ideal opportunity to adopt the recommendations made by CAPE to the Standing Committee on Official Languages, which were endorsed by that committee, and to change the Bureau’s mandate.
Raising awareness on mental health at the grassroots
October 12, 2016
Last week, executive members at Local 527 banded together to raise awareness of mental illness in the workplace. In the lobby of 90 Elgin in Ottawa, where many employees of Finance Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat work, this CAPE Local held an information booth to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week.
TR bargaining: Little progress at the bargaining table, but the employer is listening more closely
October 06, 2016
Following this week’s meetings with the Treasury Board and Translation Bureau representatives, the TR bargaining team is reporting that little progress has been made. The next meeting will be from November 15 to 17.
CAPE welcomes the government’s desire to ensure pay equity, but...
October 06, 2016
CAPE welcomes the Canadian government for its desire to adopt measures requiring employers to eliminate systemic obstacles to pay equity in the workplace. However, after dozens of studies pointing to sustainable solutions, it’s unfortunate that the government won’t be making its changes effective until 2018.
Progress made at the bargaining table, but still not at the finish line
September 29, 2016
After a long hiatus, bargaining for the EC Group resumed this week. With the employer immovable on the question of pay and short-term disability and on our other priorities as expressed by the membership, there was little of substance to discuss.
- Elections at the Translation Bureau September 12, 2016
Annual General Meeting: Submit your resolutions by September 23
September 02, 2016
As a CAPE member, you have the ability to guide the leaders you elect and provide direction and ideas to make our union stronger. Resolutions are what empower our members at all levels to pave the way forward for our union – to decide to how we run our organization.
CAPE opts for binding conciliation as the new dispute resolution mechanism at the EC and TR tables
August 25, 2016
This week, the EC and TR bargaining teams notified Treasury Board of their choice of dispute settlement mechanism in the event of an impasse in the current round of collective bargaining. Both teams opted for binding conciliation.
Phoenix privacy breach
July 25, 2016
Last week, CAPE received news that the government’s new pay system, Phoenix, had security flaws that may have compromised our members’ private information. Over the course of several months, thousands of public service employees’ private information may have been accessible to some 70,000 employees.
EC bargaining: The Treasury Board mandate remains unchanged – Conservative-era offers still on the table under the new government
June 30, 2016
After a single frustrating day at the EC bargaining table, the members of CAPE’s team reached the sad conclusion that, even though the Liberal government had voided the anti-labour measures enacted previously by the Conservative government, the Treasury Board bargaining team was still operating under its old mandate. The employer’s offers with respect to sick leave, short-term disability and even wages are substantially the same in the Trudeau era as what they were when the Harper government was in power. The parties will be meeting again from September 27 to 29.
The votes are in!
June 29, 2016
In an electronic vote held from June 15 to 28, CAPE members voted in favour of two of the three proposals put forward by the union’s National Executive Committee. They approved the association’s two-year budget and the proposal to allocate 75% of year-end budget surpluses to the union’s Defence Fund. However, they rejected the proposal for a progressive dues structure. Twenty eight percent of members participated in the vote; 2652 members out of a possible total of 9424 who were eligible to vote.
Phoenix pay system: if you’re having problems, we can help!
June 29, 2016
Since the implementation of the Phoenix pay and benefits system, we have been hearing from more and more members experiencing issues with their pay. If you can’t reach your steward, please contact our national office at 613-236-9181 or at 1-800-265-9181.
Membership - Young Members Committee: Why You Should Vote YES for the Progressive Dues
June 17, 2016
We are pleased to announce our unanimous support of the proposed option for the progressive dues structure. The proposed option would change CAPE’s dues structure from the current flat fees structure to a flat percentage of membership salaries. We urge all CAPE members to vote YES to this important policy proposal for two reasons.
Teams walk away ahead of schedule as employer refuses to budge
June 07, 2016
With considerable regret, the members of the TR bargaining team watched helplessly as the momentum generated at the last meeting in April dissipated entirely in the first two days of the current session that began on May 31. In fact, the team felt such a lack of good will on the part of the employer’s side that it called an early halt to the proceedings and walked away a day early.
Welcome back, arbitration!
June 07, 2016
Some great news landed in our inbox yesterday. In a letter addressed to bargaining agents, Treasury Board Minister Scott Brison agreed to interim measures that would allow us to bargain like Bill C-4 had never existed.
Bill C-4: CAPE is pleased with the government’s decision, but...
May 27, 2016
CAPE was delighted to learn of the announcement by the Treasury Board President that the government intended to revoke Division 17 of the Conservative government’s Bill C-4, which had rewritten the rules of collective bargaining when it was passed in 2013.
TR Bargaining Update
April 29, 2016
Bargaining resumed at the TR table on April 26 and 27. The tone was positive, and the general sense was that the bargaining teams were accomplishing meaningful work. The parties will return to the table on May 31 and June 1 and 2.
CAPE appears before Standing Committee on Official Languages
April 11, 2016
CAPE was on Parliament Hill earlier today to lay bare the many issues that have been plaguing the Translation Bureau.
Join us in celebrating pride!
April 05, 2016
Diversity makes us stronger. That's why CAPE is proud to be taking part in a series of events aimed at celebrating pride and putting an end to bullying.