On Tuesday, December 14 we sent members an email to update their passwords in our new membership system.
The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) has recently established a collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). CAPE is taking another step towards improving its performance in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion goals at the operational level and across member services.
On December 17, 2021, CAPE joined 12 other unions as a signatory on a letter to the Honourable Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board, asking for “strong leadership and consistent, centralized guidance to government departments and deputy heads around the following: telework and essential and critical employees without access to a third booster shot.”
CAPE signs MOU with TBS regarding the automatic payment of excess leave for EC and TR members related to Phoenix delays
Earlier this year, we were informed by OCHRO that they would not be renewing the moratorium on the automatic cash-out of excess vacation and compensatory leave beyond 2021. We were informed that the automatic cash-out of excess leave would be back in effect on March 31, 2022.
Despite an enduring global pandemic with restrictions and lockdown measures in place since March 2020, our member community is still going strong. A total of 29 local AGMs were held this year.
Yesterday’s public apology to military sexual misconduct victims by the Government of Canada was a step in the right direction to correct the wrongs in the Canadian military which a government report found was “hostile to women and LGBTQ members and conducive to more serious incidents of sexual harassment”.
On Thursday, December 2nd, the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) met with the new President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Mona Fortier (Ottawa-Vanier). The meeting took place virtually and comes only five weeks after her cabinet appointment.
In highlighting government agenda and priorities for the coming months, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, Governor General of Canada, confirmed a middle of the road approach focused on the middle class and minority groups, carrying over much of the same priorities established by the last Liberal Government.
Its hard to ignore the seriousness of the problem when in 2021 alone, over 79 femicides were committed in Canada. When it comes to domestic violence, recent data shows a spike in calls to domestic violence helplines and police especially from women and girls.
Pursuant to CAPE’s Constitution and Bylaws, all members in good standing will be asked to vote on the resolutions being put forward, the proposed dues adjustment, to approve the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 fiscal year budgets and to approve the Association’s financial statements for 2020-2021 . In addition, EC members will also be invited to vote on their choice of two directors. Here are the results.