LoP Bargaining Update

After more than a year of negotiations, the CAPE-LoP bargaining team reached an impasse in negotiations with the employer. The parties were unable to agree on several key issues including, most notably, on wages.    

Despite facing several challenges during this round of negotiations, the CAPE-LoP bargaining team fought hard at the bargaining table to advocate for a better deal for our members. Some progress was made however, we were unable to reach an agreement with the employer on some of our key priorities. The CAPE-LoP bargaining team ultimately rejected the employer’s final proposal which included an unsatisfactory wage offer.

On September 8, 2023, CAPE filed a request for arbitration with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board.

While every round of collective bargaining is important, this round is especially critical. So much has changed for our members over the last few years, and the LoP collective agreement needs to reflect that. We have seen how the pandemic has impacted the way we live and work, and how the cost of living has been increasing at an alarming rate.

The CAPE-LoP bargaining team is seeking sensible improvements to working conditions so that LoP members are not left behind. We need better work-life balance as we recover from the pandemic, flexibility to keep giving our best, and fair wages that keep up with rising inflation. 

An arbitration date is expected to be set by the Board in the coming months. We will keep our LoP members updated as this process unfolds.