Millennials Report: informing the future of Canada's public service
Last June, the Inter-Union Youth Caucus hosted a very successful event aimed at making the public service an employer of choice for all new and young employees.
Phoenix: Important changes to the service benefit plans enrollment process
To address the problems of the Phoenix pay system related to the public service benefit plans, Treasury Board has recently put in place temporary changes to the enrollment process.
Public service unions to intervene in case before the Supreme Court concerning the right to collective bargaining
Several federal public service unions, including CAPE, will intervene before the Supreme Court of Canada on November 10 on a case that will see the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation sitting across the aisle from the B.C. provincial government. The case is expected to have important implications on the right to collective bargaining and freedom of association.
Liberal government’s response to the recommendations of the Official Languages Committee on the Translation Bureau: “Désolé, le numéro composé n’est pas en service…”
According to the CAPE, the Canadian government’s negative reaction to the recommendations of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Official Languages is not only disappointing, it is insulting.
Change in Translation Bureau management
CAPE notes the departure of the Translation Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Donna Achimov.
Raising awareness on mental health at the grassroots
Last week, executive members at Local 527 banded together to raise awareness of mental illness in the workplace. In the lobby of 90 Elgin in Ottawa, where many employees of Finance Canada and Treasury Board Secretariat work, this CAPE Local held an information booth to mark Mental Illness Awareness Week.
CAPE welcomes the government’s desire to ensure pay equity, but criticizes the two-year delay in its application
CAPE welcomes the Canadian government for its desire to adopt measures requiring employers to eliminate systemic obstacles to pay equity in the workplace. However, after dozens of studies pointing to sustainable solutions, it’s unfortunate that the government won’t be making its changes effective until 2018.
Annual General Meeting: Submit your resolutions by September 23
As a CAPE member, you have the ability to guide the leaders you elect and provide direction and ideas to make our union stronger. Resolutions are what empower our members at all levels to pave the way forward for our union – to decide to how we run our organization.
Official call for nominations: EC Directors
If you want to play a more active role in your union and shape its future, there is currently two openings for EC directors on the National Executive Committee. Here are the rules governing the election of a member to this post. Please note that interested members must file their nomination papers no later than September 1, 2016.
CAPE wins important decision concerning parliamentary translators’ terms and conditions of employment
In June 2015, despite the fact that collective bargaining for the renewal of the TR Collective Agreement was well under way, a manager with the Parliamentary Translation Directorate of the Translation Bureau unilaterally decided to alter the terms and conditions of employment of parliamentary translators. As a consequence of this decision, certain translators were deprived of pay supplements and of the choice of work schedules.