News

Members’ lists now accessible to Locals!

We have some positive news to share! We are happy to inform you that communications between you and your Local are about to get easier and more seamless. From today onward, Locals will have better access to their members through a new direct emailing modality.

The Employment Equity Act Review: CAPE makes its case before the Task Force

On July 14, 2021, the Government of Canada launched a Task Force to review the Employment Equity Act to study the Act and consult with stakeholders, communities and Canadians on issues related to employment equity. The goal is for the Task Force to make “concrete, independent and evidence-based recommendations to the Minister of Labour on how to modernize the Act.”

National Tour: Consulting and Engaging Locals across Canada

CAPE’s President, Greg Phillips is touring Canada in person this spring to connect with Locals across the country, hosting hybrid meetings that follow public health guidelines. The meetings are meant to provide Locals with updates on key issues and more broadly, to hear from them and to better understand their needs.

Mental Health Week — May 2 – 8

Mental Health Week is a time to reflect on our own mental well-being, but also a time to remember to listen and support others, and to talk openly and freely about mental illness without judgment or stigma.

Red Dress Day 2022

We join in spirit today to honour and remember all the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and members of the 2SLGBTQQIA community.

Update on Code 699 — arbitration decision

Following policy grievances filed by the Public Service Alliance of Canada against the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS), an arbitration board ruled that the TBS could not force employees to exhaust all their other leave options before using the Code 699 leave for COVID-19-related reasons.

Negotiations are moving forward!

Your bargaining team met with the Employer’s team on April 19, 20 and 21. The parties reached agreement on a few issues. They also continued to submit their respective proposals. We are now moving on to more substantive issues.

National Volunteer Week 2022

National Volunteer Week is about celebrating and expressing gratitude to all those who give their personal time towards supporting an important cause, be it kids’ sports teams, neighbourhood groups, vulnerable communities, refugees settling in our country or other causes. Volunteering is empathy in action, and we have proven to have plenty of it!