CAPE LoP members ratify tentative agreement

Members of the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) belonging to the Library of Parliament (LoP) bargaining unit, have voted in favour of ratifying the tentative agreement that was reached with the Library of Parliament in November.

The tentative agreement was ratified with 100% of the vote in favour. Around 140 CAPE members belong to the LoP bargaining unit and stand to benefit from the new agreement.

“I give my thanks to the members who took the time to get involved and vote on their agreement, as well as the bargaining team who worked so hard to get this tentative agreement,” said CAPE President Scott Crawford. “CAPE will continue to fight to improve the working conditions of its members at every opportunity.”

The new agreement covers the period from June 16, 2022, to June 16, 2026, and includes wage increases of 12.5% (13.14% compounded) over four years, a $2,500 one-time pensionable lump sum, recognition of the right to disconnect from work, a side letter on telework, and the addition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to the designated paid holidays, amongst other provisions.

Next steps

The Employer has also ratified the agreement. Both parties will review thoroughly the tentative agreement in both languages and will meet to sign the new collective agreement.

All non-monetary terms of the collective agreement will come into effect immediately after signing the agreement. The Employer also expects to process all required retro payments within 90 days from today’s confirmation of ratification.

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