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.

Updates available – December 2022

  • Aircraft Operations (AO)
  • Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP)
  • Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR)
  • Border Services (FB)
  • Commerce and Purchasing (CP) (formerly Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV))
  • Comptrollership (CT) (formerly Financial Management (FI))
  • Correctional Services (CX)
  • Economics and Social Science Services (EC)
  • Education and Library Science (EB)
  • Electronics (EL)
  • Foreign Service (FS)
  • Health Services (SH)
  • Information Technology (IT) (formerly Computer Systems (CS))
  • Operational Services (SV)
  • Police Operations Support (PO)
  • Program and Administrative Services (PA)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regular Members and Reservists (RM)
  • Ship Repair East Coast (SR (E))
  • Ship Repair West Coast (SR (W))
  • Technical Services (TC)
  • Translation (TR)

Bargaining units:

  • Air Traffic Control (AI)

    Bargaining status: In progress

    June 30, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current AI collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: UNIFOR

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Aircraft Operations (AO) New

    Bargaining status: In progress


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The AO collective agreement was signed and covers an eight-year period from to


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Federal Pilots Association (CFPA)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    August 2022 – December 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • December 6–8, 2022
    • October 4-6, 2022
    • August 30-31, 2022


    The parties exchanged their proposals


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current SP collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution Mechanism: Arbitration

  • Architecture, Engineering and Land Survey (NR) New

    Bargaining status: In progress


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current NR collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Border Services (FB) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    June 2022 – December 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • December 13–15, 2022
    • November 15–17, 2022
    • September 27-29, 2022
    • June 16-17, 2022


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current FB collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Commerce and Purchasing (CP) (formerly Audit, Commerce and Purchasing (AV)) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 10 and 15, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current AV collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Comptrollership (CT) (formerly Financial Management (FI)) New

    Bargaining status: Complete

    December 2, 2022
    The current CT collective agreement was signed

    October 21, 2022
    A tentative agreement was reached

    June 2022 – October 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • October 11, 2022
    • October 4, 2022
    • September 27 and 28, 2022
    • June 14 and 15, 2022

    September 27, 2019
    The Association of Canadian Financial Officers was certified to represent Comptrollership members


    Bargaining agent: Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO)

    Collective agreement expiry date: November 6, 2026

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Correctional Services (CX) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    December 14, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current CX collective agreement was signed


    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: Conciliation

  • Economics and Social Science Services (EC) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 10, 2022
    The Canadian Association of Professional Employees filed a request for arbitration with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude negotiations for the renewal of the EC collective agreement. The arbitration board is currently being established

    March 2022–November 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • November 3 and 4, 2022 (mediation)
    • June 22, 2022
    • June 9 and 10, 2022
    • May 25 and 26, 2022
    • May 5 and 6, 2022
    • March 17 and 18, 2022


    The parties exchanged their proposals


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current EC collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Education and Library Science (EB) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 2022–December 2022
    Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings occurred:

    • December 12 and 13, 2022
    • November 21, 2022

    The PIC report will follow.

    May 18, 2022
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada filed for a Public Interest Commission with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude negotiations for the renewal of the EB collective agreement

    September 2021 – May 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • May 11-12, 2022
    • March 8-10, 2022
    • January 11-13, 2022
    • November 8-10, 2021
    • September 14-16, 2021

    June 2021 – September 2022
    The PSAC common table negotiation sessions occurred:

    • September 20-23, 2022
    • September 12-14, 2022
    • March 29-31, 2022
    • February 1-3, 2022
    • December 14-15, 2021
    • November 2-4, 2021
    • September 27-29, 2021
    • June 14-15, 2021

    June 23, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    June 22-23, 2021
    Negotiation sessions occurred

    February 26, 2021
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    November 6, 2020
    The current EB collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Electronics (EL) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    December 12, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    May 2, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 23, 2019
    The current EL collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent:International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 2228 (IBEW)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Foreign Service (FS) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    October 2022 – November 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • November 22–24, 2022
    • October 25–27, 2022

    June 28, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    March 3, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 1, 2019
    The current FS collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: to be determined

  • Health Services (SH) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 8 and 9, 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred

    August 26, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current SH collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Information Technology (IT) (formely Computer Systems (CS) group) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    February 2022 – December 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • December 13–15, 2022
    • November 1–3, 2022
    • September 20-21, 2022
    • June 27-29, 2022
    • May 17-19, 2022
    • April 5-7, 2022
    • February 8-10, 2022


    The parties exchanged their proposals


    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent


    The current IT/CS collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Law Practitioner (LP)

    Bargaining status: Not yet started

    Previous round of bargaining history

    September 5, 2019
    The current LP collective agreement was signed

    The retroactive were implemented within one-hundred and eighty (180) days after the signature of the agreement.

    The retroactive changes that required manual processing by compensation advisors were implemented five-hundred and sixty (560) days after the date of the signature of the agreement.

    July 17, 2019
    A tentative settlement was reached

    July 4 and July 16, 2019
    Subsequent negotiation discussions were held

    June 2019 – December 2018
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • June 25 to 26, 2019
    • March 26-28, 2019
    • February 8, 2019
    • December 17-18, 2018

    November 23, 2018
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    July 23, 2018
    Notice to bargain was served by the Bargaining Agent

    Bargaining agent: Association of Justice Counsel (AJC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: to be determined

  • Operational Services (SV) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 2022 – December 2022
    Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings occurred:

    • December 20 and 21, 2022
    • December 8, 2022
    • November 29 and 30, 2022

    The PIC report will follow.

    May 18, 2022
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada filed for a Public Interest Commission with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude negotiations for the renewal of the SV collective agreement

    June 2021 – October 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • October 11-14, 2022 (mediation)
    • May 4-5, 2022
    • March 1-3, 2022
    • January 18-20, 2022
    • October 26-28, 2021
    • September 21-23, 2021
    • June 16-17, 2021

    June 2021 – September 2022
    The PSAC common table negotiation sessions occurred:

    • September 20-23, 2022 (mediation)
    • September 12-14, 2022 (mediation)
    • March 29-31, 2022
    • February 1-3, 2022
    • December 14-15, 2021
    • November 2-4, 2021
    • September 27-29, 2021
    • June 14-15, 2021

    June 17, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    April 6, 2021
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    November 6, 2020
    The current SV collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Police Operations Support (PO) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    July 2021 – December 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • December 21 and 22, 2022
    • December 1, 2022
    • November 7–9, 2022
    • October 12-14, 2022
    • September 13-15, 2022
    • July 12-14, 2022
    • June 1-3, 2022
    • May 4-5, 2022
    • April 19-21, 2022
    • March 9-10, 2022
    • February 22-24, 2022
    • February 10, 2022
    • January 25-27, 2022
    • January 5-7, 2022
    • November 3, 2021
    • October 5-7, 2021
    • July 26-28, 2021

    May 27, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    May 8, 2018
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    March 1, 2018
    The Canadian Union of Public Employees was certified to represent the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Police Operations Support (PO) group


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

    Collective agreement expiry date: N/A

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Program and Administrative Services (PA) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 2022–December 2022
    Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings occurred:

    • November 28–December 1, 2022

    The PIC report will follow.

    May 18, 2022
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada filed for a Public Interest Commission with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude negotiations for the renewal of the PA collective agreement

    June 2021 – October 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • October 4-7, 2022
    • April 27-28, 2022
    • March 22-24, 2022
    • February 17-18, 2022
    • October 26-28, 2021
    • September 21-23, 2021
    • June 22-23, 2021

    June 2021 – September 2022
    The PSAC common table negotiation sessions occurred:

    • September 20-23, 2022 (mediation)
    • September 12-14, 2022 (mediation)
    • March 29-31, 2022
    • February 1-3, 2022
    • December 14-15, 2021
    • November 2-4, 2021
    • September 27-29, 2021
    • June 14-15, 2021

    June 23, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    June 22-23, 2021
    Negotiation sessions occurred
    February 22, 2021
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    October 23, 2020
    The current PA collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Radio Operations (RO)

    Bargaining status: In progress

    June 21-23, 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred

    June 21, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    February 9, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    September 3, 2019
    The current RO collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: UNIFOR

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Research (RE)

    Bargaining status: In progress

    September 29, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current RE collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police Regular Members and Reservists (RM) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    December 9, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 6, 2021
    The current RM collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: National Police Federation

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Ship Repair Chargehands (SR (C))

    Bargaining status: In progress

    July 7, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 23, 2019
    The current SR (C) collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Federal Government Dockyard Chargehands Association (FGDCA)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Ship Repair East Coast (SR (E)) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    November 21, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current SR (E) collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (East) (FGDTLC(E))

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Ship Repair West Coast (SR (W)) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    October 21, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current SR (W) collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC(W))

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Ships’ Officers (SO)

    Bargaining status: In progress

    May 3, 2022
    The Canadian Merchant Service Guild filed for arbitration with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board

    March 1-3, 2022
    The parties participated in mediation

    July 2021 – October 2021
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • October 4-6, 2021
    • July 14-16, 2021

    July 14, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    December 8, 2020
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    November 15, 2018
    The current SO collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Merchant Service Guild (CMSG)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • Technical Services (TC) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    December 2022
    Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings occurred:

    • December 9, 2022

    The PIC report will follow.

    May 18, 2022
    The Public Service Alliance of Canada filed for a Public Interest Commission with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board, to conclude negotiations for the renewal of the TC collective agreement

    June 2021 – October 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • October 18-21, 2022 (mediation)
    • May 11-12, 2022
    • March 22-24, 2022
    • January 25-27, 2022
    • November 8-10, 2021
    • September 14-16, 2021
    • June 16-17, 2021

    June 2021 – September 2022
    The PSAC common table negotiation sessions occurred:

    • September 20-23, 2022 (mediation)
    • September 12-14, 2022 (mediation)
    • March 29-31, 2022
    • February 1-3, 2022
    • December 14-15, 2021
    • November 2-4, 2021
    • September 27-29, 2021
    • June 14-15, 2021

    June 16, 2021
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    February 22, 2021
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    October 23, 2020
    The current TC collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Conciliation

  • Translation (TR) New

    Bargaining status: In progress

    March 2022 – November 2022
    Negotiation sessions occurred:

    • November 14–16, 2022 (mediation)
    • October 24–26, 2022 (mediation)
    • June 14-16, 2022
    • May 17-19, 2022
    • April 19-21, 2022
    • March 29-31, 2022

    March 9, 2022
    The parties exchanged their proposals

    December 20, 2021
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 28, 2019
    The current TR collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

  • University Teaching (UT)

    Bargaining status: In progress

    July 11, 2022
    Notice to bargain was served by the bargaining agent

    August 30, 2019
    The current UT collective agreement was signed


    Bargaining agent: Canadian Military Colleges Faculty Association (CMCFA)

    Collective agreement expiry date:

    Dispute resolution mechanism: Arbitration

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