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.

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.

Implementation of collective agreements

Important notice for employees

Some recently signed collective agreements will not be fully implemented by the deadline specified in the agreement. This means you may not receive all of the amounts owed to you related to signing bonuses, pay increases and retroactive payments by the deadline. Every effort is being made to process any of these outstanding payments as quickly as possible.

You can expect to receive pay increases and retroactive payments once your collective agreement is signed. Consult the Questions and Answers on the implementation of collective agreements for more information on this topic.

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 on ; and on , - and .
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between December 13, 2017 and April 26, 2018. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.

     

  • 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 ; from to , 2015, and on - and -, 2015; on -, 2016; and on -, - and -.
  • 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; on -, -, - and -, 2015; and on -, -, -, , -, - and -, 2016.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between and . If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre before the implementation deadline for your collective agreement. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 -; on -, -, - and -; and on -, 2017.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between December 13, 2017 and March 7, 2018. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 -; on -, -, - and -; and on -, -, -, - and -.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between May 31 and August 26, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 -; on -, - and -; on -, -, -, -, -, - and -; and from 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 (PIC) to assist the parties in resolving all outstanding matters in dispute. PIC hearings were held on - and on , and .
    • The parties returned to the bargaining table the week of .
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
  • 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 -; on -, -, -, , -, - and -; on -; and from to .
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and November 1, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 -; on -, -, - and -; on -, -, - and -; and on -, -, -, - and and 2017.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases will be processed between and . If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre after the implementation deadline for your collective agreement.
  • 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 -; from to ; and on and ; on -, -, and ; on -, , and -; from to ; and on ; and on -.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 12 and October 21, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • Education and Library Science (EB)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed as of June 14, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and November 11, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 12, 2018.
  • Electronics (EL)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed on June 27, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and November 24, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 27, 2018.
  • 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 July 9, 2014.
    • The parties exchanged their proposals on September 25, 2014.
    • Negotiation sessions occurred on September 25 and November 4-6, 2014; on January 6-8, February 17-19, May 5-6, August 11-13 and September 2, 2015; and on February 16-18, April 5-6, May 17-19, October 25-26 and December 19-21, 2016.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on December 19, 2016.
    • The collective agreement was signed on April 13, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between May 3 and August 11, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 ; on - and -; from to ; on -, - and -; on -, and ; and on -, and .
    • On , the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers filed for arbitration with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board.
    • A negotiated tentative settlement was reached 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 -, -, -, -; from to ; and on -, -, -, -, - and -.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and November 3, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 ; on , and ; from to ; and on .
    • 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. The Binding Conciliation Board hearings were held on and .
  • 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 ; on -; and on -.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on .
    • The collective agreement was signed on .
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 26 and October 30, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • Operational Services (SV)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed as of June 14, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 26 and November 11, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 12, 2018.
  • Program and Administrative Services (PA)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed on June 14, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between August 23 and November 11, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 12, 2018.
  • Radio Operations (RO)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed on May 23, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 12 and September 20, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 16, 2018.
  • 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 June 2, 2014.
    • The parties exchanged their proposals on October 30, 2014.
    • Negotiation sessions occurred on October 30 and December 9-10, 2014; on February 11-12, April 14-15 and May 27-28, 2015; and on March 15-17, May 11-12, June 28-29, November 9-10 and December 6-8, 2016.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on December 9, 2016.
    • The collective agreement was signed on June 1, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 12 and September 29, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed on July 13, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and November 10, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 6, 2018
  • 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 September 3, 2014.
    • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014 and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on November 24, 2014.
    • Negotiation sessions occurred on December 9-11, 2014; on February 10-12 and September 15-17, 2015; on April 19-21 and September 27-29, 2016; and on March 7-9, 2017.
    • A tentative settlement was reached shortly after midnight on March 10, 2017.
    • The collective agreement was signed on June 30, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and October 28, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 September 30, 2014.
    • The Employer sent its proposals to the Bargaining Agent on November 14, 2014, and received the Bargaining Agent's proposals on March 5, 2015.
    • Negotiation sessions occurred from March 31 to April 2, 2015; on June 23-25, 2015; on April 26-27, 2016; and on April 25-27, 2017.
    • A tentative settlement was reached on April 27, 2017.
    • The collective agreement was signed on June 30, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between September 20 and October 28, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
  • 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 -; on - and -; on - and -; and on - and -.
    • On the Canadian Merchant Service Guild filed for arbitration with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude the negotiations for the renewal of its collective agreement. The Arbitration hearing was held on May 14, 2018.
  • Technical Services (TC)

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

    Remarks:

    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 26 and November 11, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 12, 2018.
  • Translation (TR)

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

    Remarks:

    • The collective agreement was signed on May 24, 2017.
    • Retroactive payments and salary increases were processed between July 12 and October 21, 2017. If you believe that you have not received all the retroactive payments to which you are entitled, or that payments received are not accurate, please contact the Public Service Pay Centre. If you are not serviced by the Pay Centre, contact your organizational compensation advisor.
    • Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent on April 17, 2018.
  • 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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