On Tuesday, December 14 we sent members an email to update their passwords in our new membership system.
Any return to office policy must “consider the nature of each department’s work and the services they provide to Canadians.” Those are Treasury Board President Mona Fortier’s own words, and we urge her to heed them. Not only at a time when the triple threat of influenza, COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus filling up emergency rooms across the country, but when – thanks to this policy and seven years of unacceptable Phoenix pay problems – employee morale is at an all-time low.
CAPE has put together this template letter you can use to send to your member of Parliament (MP) from your personal email address to express your concerns regarding the recent back-to-office mandate that will require federal public sector employees in the core public administration a partial return to the office beginning January 16, 2023.
Interpreters’ auditory health and safety was front and centre in a recent meeting between the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and the Honourable Michèle Audette, Senator.
As you will recall, after declaring an impasse at the TR table in June, CAPE felt that before submitting the application for arbitration, it would be appropriate to give the parties one last chance in a mediation process. The Employer and the Association, therefore, made a joint application to the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, which was approved by the Board.
We wanted to send a quick update before the holidays. The parties are moving forward with arbitration and CAPE has named someone to be a member of the arbitration board. The Employer has also appointed someone. The two nominees will now work together to appoint a third person to form the board. All three nominees will then hear arguments from both side and deliver a binding decision.
CAPE and Bloc Québécois MPs meet to improve interpreters’ auditory health and safety in the workplace
Interpreters’ health and safety was once again the focus of a recent meeting between the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and three Bloc Québécois members of Parliament.
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is organizing their annual Lobby Day on Parliament Hill on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. As a member of the CLC, CAPE has also been invited to participate in the event.
On December 15, 2022, the Treasury Board Secretariat issued a directive for all federal employees to be back in the office two to three days a week starting January 16, 2023, and by no later than March 31, 2023.
The Treasury Board Secretariat announced today the rollout of a mandatory return-to-office policy that will force all federal employees to return to the office two to three days a week ─ or 40 per cent to 60 per cent of their regular schedule. It is set to begin January 16, 2023, and will be fully implemented by no later than March 31, 2023. Unions were informed shortly before the announcement was made public