OPBO Bargaining Update

Your Collective Bargaining Team met with the employer’s bargaining team on October 6 for the purpose of continuing negotiations that started on August 4.

Update on TR bargaining

Your TR Collective Bargaining Committee will soon be resuming its activities You should all have received an invitation to the pre-bargaining survey. It is very important to…

Joyce Echaquan, a year later

In 2020, the untimely death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw mother of seven, was a shocking and tragic reminder of the long line of mistreatment and systemic racism against Indigenous people in public institutions.

“Advancing gender equality for all”

The concept of gender has been continuously evolving and expanded definitions eventually caught up with the Canadian federal public service. For example, since 2017, the Federal Public Service Employee Survey allows for respondents to chose ‘gender diverse’ as an identity option.

2021 OPBO Collective Bargaining Committee

This spring, CAPE issued a call for volunteers for the OPBO Collective Bargaining Committee. We received three applications, and all were approved by the National Executive Committee to form the Collective Bargaining Committee for the 2021 round of collective bargaining.

2021 EC Collective Bargaining Committee

This spring, CAPE issued a call for volunteers for the EC Collective Bargaining Committee. We have received many applications and the National Executive Committee has approved eighteen members and two alternates in the case the need arises.

Pride Week

Pride Week is a time of celebration, action, and reflection. Every year, the Pride movement invites all of us to consider our role in supporting the advancement of diversity and inclusion for LGBTQ2+ communities by taking concrete, positive action and showing our support.

Mandatory Vaccinations: Next Steps

On August 13, 2021, the Federal Government announced a policy of mandatory vaccination for federal public service employees. As the country enters a fourth wave of the pandemic and…