As you know, last August the Employer announced its intention to introduce mandatory vaccination for all federal public service employees and implemented it in October with very little input from bargaining agents. The policy included reviewing it periodically, and we are pleased to say that CAPE was invited to share its recommendations in a more substantial way this time around. Please find a summary of our suggestions and rationale for the policy below.
CAPE has been informed that some EC members are experiencing challenges in scheduling their accrued leave credits. CAPE would like to take this opportunity to remind you of your right under the collective agreement to schedule vacation leave. It is to be noted that the language in the collective agreement does not provide any limit on the amount of leave that can be requested, nor how far in advance it can be scheduled.
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CAPE has been informed that all Departments and Agencies will be resuming their plans for a gradual return to the workplace which were paused during the Omicron peak. Federal…
Greg Phillips, National President of CAPE, met with Gord Johns, Canada’s New Democratic Party Critic for Mental Health and Addictions; Public Services and Procurement, seeking his support to champion the implementation of measures to protect federal interpreters’ health and safety at work.
CAPE sat down with member Jean-Sibert Lapolice, who is also the strategic engagement and partnership lead at the Federal Black Employees Caucus (FBEC), in honour of Black History Month and the work FBEC is doing.
CAPE has selected its 2022 EC Bargaining Team and served notice to Treasury Board to commence negotiations for a new EC group collective agreement.
CAPE filed a policy grievance earlier today challenging the automated weighting system (AWS) currently used by the Translation Bureau.
CAPE, along with other Public Service Unions, has shared its concerns with the Employer regarding the impact that some of our members are experiencing from the ongoing demonstrations being held in the National Capital Region and elsewhere in the country. As a result of this advocacy, the Employer has agreed to consider the use of Code 699 leave in the event members are unable to work due to these disturbances. Requests for this leave can also be made retroactively for those who already used other forms of leaves.
We are pleased to announce that the new OPBO collective agreement is now available on our website.