As we communicated previously, the TR group reached an impasse after four months of negotiations in June due to a near-total rejection of our proposals, unacceptable concessions sought by the Employer, notably on wage offer as well as a refusal to include provisions on remote interpretation in the collective agreement.
We wanted to provide you with an update on bargaining since our last update in August. On October 24, CAPE's LoP collective bargaining team will sit with the Employer's team to continue negotiations. Three more days of bargaining are scheduled for October 28, November 8 and 9. CAPE plans to submit its pay and compensation proposal on these dates
Since our last meeting on June 22, CAPE's EC bargaining team and the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) have jointly submitted a request to proceed with the appointment of a mediator. In our last update, we highlighted that progress had been made on several important issues and that we would continue our discussions with the Employer regarding some of our key priorities including compensation, remote work and the right to disconnect.
We are pleased to inform you that negotiations have begun for the renewal of the LoP collective agreement which expired on June 16, 2022.
CAPE’s EC bargaining team held intensive negotiation sessions with the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) over the months of May and June.
After four months of negotiations at the TR bargaining table, CAPE’s bargaining team has reached an impasse. As a result, the team is recommending that the collective bargaining committee refer the outstanding issues for arbitration.
CAPE has selected its 2022 LoP Bargaining Team and served notice to the Library of Parliament to commence negotiations for a new collective agreement.
The parties met on May 17, 18 and 19. The Employer and CAPE continued to present their respective proposals, as well as counter-proposals on various issues. In addition, CAPE tabled its pay position, which takes into account the current economic situation.
Your bargaining team met with the Employer’s team on April 19, 20 and 21. The parties reached agreement on a few issues. They also continued to submit their respective proposals. We are now moving on to more substantive issues.