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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.

Facing the past to bring healing and build a better future

As we recognize Orange Shirt Day and the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation today, we ask that CAPE members use this opportunity to reflect on the tragic legacy and true history of Indigenous residential schools.

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.

2022 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.