Collective Bargaining Update

The Collective Bargaining page provides information on the status of collective bargaining between the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and bargaining agents.

Current Round of Bargaining

The information on this site relates to public service employees for whom Treasury Board is the employer. A complete list of the departments and agencies for which Treasury Board is the employer is available online.

In its approach to collective bargaining and the renewal of collective agreements, the government's goal is to ensure fair compensation for employees and, at the same time, to deliver on our overall fiscal responsibility and our commitment to the priorities of the government and Canadians.

The Government of Canada respects the collective bargaining process and negotiates with unions to reach agreements by means of this process. The Treasury Board as the employer negotiates 27 collective agreements with 15 different bargaining agents.

You can consult the Frequently Asked Questions - Collective Bargaining in the Core Public Administration and Definitions for more information on Collective Bargaining in the Core Public Administration.

Bargaining Units:

Air Traffic Control (AI)

Bargaining Agent: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , on and on and on and from to , 2017.

Aircraft Operations (AO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , -, -, -, 2015 and on -, 2016, and from to , 2017.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for .

Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, 2014 and on -, -, - and -, 2015, and on -, -, -, , -, -, and on -, 2016.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .
  • The collective agreement was signed on May 15, 2017.

Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, -, - and -, and on -, -, -, and on -, and on -, 2017.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, and on -, -, - and -, and on -, -, -, -, and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .
  • The collective agreement was signed on .

Border Services (FB)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, - and -, and on -, - and - and on -, -, -, -, -, -, and on -, and on to .
  • On , the Public Service Alliance of Canada made an application to the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board to establish a Public Interest Commission to assist the parties in resolving all outstanding matters in dispute.

Computer Systems Administration (CS)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , -, -, - and -, and on -, -, -, , -, -, -, and on - to .
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Correctional Services (CX)

Bargaining Agent: Union of Canadian Correctional Officers – Syndicat des agents correctionnels du Canada / la Confédération des syndicats nationaux (UCCO-SACC-CSN)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , - and -, and on -, -, - and -, and on -, -, -, and on -, and on to and to , 2017.
  • The next negotiation session is scheduled for to , 2017.

Economics and Social Science Services (EC)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on and .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, -, and , and -, -, and , and on -, , -, , and on , and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Education and Library Science (EB)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, - and -, and on -, - and - and on -, -, -, -, -, -, and on -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Electronics (EL)

Bargaining Agent: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 2228 (IBEW)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and -, -, - and -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Financial Management (FI)

Bargaining Agent: Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and - and on -, -, -, - and and on -, -, -, -, and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .
  • The collective agreement was signed on .
  • Retroactive payments and salary increases will be processed between and . If payments are not received by , employees should contact the Public Service Pay Centre.

Foreign Service (FS)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and on -, -, -, -, - and -, -, , and on .

Health Services (SH)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, -, -, -, and -, and on -, -, -, -, -, and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Law (LP)

Bargaining Agent: Association of Justice Counsel (AJC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, , and , and on , and , and on - and .
  • On , the Association of Justice Counsel filed for binding conciliation with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude the negotiations for the renewal of its collective agreement.

Non-Supervisory Printing Services (PR (NS))

Bargaining Agent: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , and on -, and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Operational Services (SV)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, - and -, and on -, - and - and on -, -, -, -, -, -, and on -, and on to .
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Program and Administrative Services (PA)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, - and -, and on -, - and - and on -, -, -, -, -, -, and on -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Radio Operations (RO)

Bargaining Agent: UNIFOR
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and -, and on - and -, and on -, and -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Research (RE)

Bargaining Agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on and -, and on -, - and -, and on -, -, -, -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Chargehands Association (FGDCA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on - and -, and on -, and on -, and -, and on and .
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Ship Repair East Coast (SR (E))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (East) (FGDTLC(E))
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, and on - and -, and on - and -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached shortly after midnight on .

Ship Repair West Coast (SR (W))

Bargaining Agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC(W))
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on , and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred from to and to , and to , and from to .
  • A tentative settlement was reached on April 27, 2017.

Ships' Officers (SO)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Arbitration
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on - and -, and on - and -, and on - and -, and from to , 2017.

Technical Services (TC)

Bargaining Agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on -, - and -, and on -, - and - and on -, -, -, -, -, -, and on -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

Translation (TR)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Binding Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , -, -, - and -, on -, and on -, -, -, -, and -.
  • A tentative settlement was reached on .

University Teaching (UT)

Bargaining Agent: Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association (CMCFA)
Collective Agreement Expiry Date: 
Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation
Remarks: 

  • Notice to bargain was served by the Employer on .
  • The parties exchanged their proposals on .
  • Negotiation sessions occurred on , - and -, and on - and -.
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