General Membership News
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.
C-62 : Reversing anti-union laws
April 27, 2018
This past Wednesday, President Phillips, along with other union and non-union representatives, had the chance to meet with members of the Parliament to voice their opinion on Bill C-62.
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.
Changes to birth control coverage
April 03, 2018
Effective April 1, 2018, all forms of contraceptives will now be covered under the Public Service Health Care Plan.
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.
Progress on mental health
March 13, 2018
In January 2018, the Joint Task Force on Mental Health released a third report, which puts forward a number of important proposals aimed at fostering positive mental health in the workplace.
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.
2018 Federal Budget: Liberals target Phoenix
February 27, 2018
The Liberals unveiled their 2018 federal budget earlier today, which slates half a billion dollars towards addressing Phoenix pay problems. The budget also proposes a number of policy proposals aimed at achieving greater gender equality.
Feb 28: Pink Shirt Day
February 26, 2018
Each year, Canadians wear pink on the last Wednesday in February to take a stand against bullying. CAPE invites all its members to don a pink shirt on February 28 and show their support for a harassment-free society.
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.
Phoenix: the Senate wants answers
February 09, 2018
Wednesday night, members of the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance heard from CAPE and other public service unions about public servants’ experiences with the Phoenix pay system. Members of the committee, encouraged by the auditor general, have been conducting their own study into Phoenix.
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.
CAPE files complaint to the FPSLREB
January 23, 2018
CAPE has now filed a complaint to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board to contest the employer’s clear violation of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act.
How to report Phoenix overpayment
January 03, 2018
Were you overpaid by the Phoenix pay system in 2017? You have until January 19, 2018 to report an overpayment to the government.
Message from President Greg Phillips: Working for CAPE members
January 03, 2018
A message from President Greg Phillips: Working for CAPE members
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Election and resolution results
As part of CAPE's 2017 AGM, members were invited to vote for a new president and a number of resolutions. We would like to sincerely thank members who took the time to cast their ballots.
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Update on unsupported expenses
Following the recent CBC news story in relation to the serious financial irregularities that the Association was faced with in 2017, the Association’s Executive would like to address a number of questions and concerns put forth by you, our members.