Collective bargaining

At CAPE, we work to secure the best possible collective agreements for you, our members. Our goal is to support, protect and advance your rights and interests — effectively, accountably and for the benefit of all those we represent. 

A member-driven process

Every bargaining team is made up of expert CAPE staff and member volunteers to ensure your needs are front-and-centre in each negotiation. We survey members to confirm priorities for each agreement, and bring those to the attention of the employers we deal with. As part of our commitment to accountability, we keep our members engaged and informed every step of the way. 


A proactive and professional approach

CAPE is the bargaining agent for employees in the Economics and Social Science Services (EC) and Translation (TR) groups, as well as employees of the Library of Parliament (LoP) and the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (OPBO) and some civilian members of the RCMP. We negotiate fair and timely federal public service collective agreements for our members, preparing well in advance of each agreement’s renewal. 

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