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.
2016 Budget: a clear message that public services are essential to Canada’s economic growth
March 22, 2016
The federal budget tabled today sent a clear signal that Canada's economic growth can be strengthened by valuable public services – services that are delivered by a non-partisan, impartial federal public service employees, who are experienced in providing evidence-based analysis.
Bargaining team returns to the table after a 13-month hiatus
March 18, 2016
Like its EC counterparts, who resumed bargaining last week, members of the TR bargaining team met with the employer, from March 15 to 17 – its first meeting in more than a year.
Bargaining resumes with the tabling of a modified short-term disability plan proposal
March 10, 2016
After a lengthy federal election, CAPE and the employer finally met at the bargaining table under a new government and a new mandate. This marks the first bargaining meeting since June 2015.
First debate on progressive dues structure: a great success
March 02, 2016
CAPE members met on February 25 to discuss some key steps in our evolution. The February 25 special general meeting was, in part, meant to kick-off a series of discussions on the proposed options for a progressive dues structure. Over the coming months, CAPE intends to hold similar discussions and debates in workplaces across the country in the lead-up to a June vote of the membership.
Special meeting of CAPE members on March 16
March 01, 2016
This special general meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on March 16, 2016, in the Victoria North Room of the Ottawa Marriott Hotel at 100 Kent Street.
The Canadian government must now take concrete action
January 26, 2016
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) joins all federal public service unions in demanding that the Trudeau government repeal the provisions of Bills C-59 and C-4, passed by the previous government, which unfairly altered the collective bargaining process in the federal public sector.
EC Bargaining Update
January 12, 2016
CAPE and Treasury Board will meet again from May 10 to 12.
CAPE is evolving!
January 08, 2016
In 2016, turn CAPE into an organization that reflects what you want!
C-377 becoming a footnote in our history
December 23, 2015
CAPE is delighted with the new Liberal government’s announcement that it will not apply the provisions of Bill C-377, a private member’s bill enacted by the former Conservative government in 2015.
Increased pension contribution rates for federal public service employees
December 22, 2015
Treasury Board has announced the new pension contribution rates for members of the public service of Canada. These rates will come into effect on January 1, 2016.