News & Issues

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22 April 2024
PSAC's recent agreement with CRA is not automatically applicable to PIPSC and the agreement cannot be replicated for our members.
19 April 2024
PIPSC is committed to due process and the rules that protect it, including confidentiality and procedural fairness. Nevertheless, we recognize the sensitive nature of this situation and want to be as transparent as possible, where possible.
17 April 2024
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is concerned this will threaten the quality and accessibility of services – calling instead for strategic investments.
11 April 2024
PIPSC is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached in a class action involving employees who were required to pay higher transfer amounts because of a change in actuarial assumptions when they transferred from the Ontario Public Service to the Canada Revenue Agency as part of the Ont
11 April 2024
April 11, 2024 - As of last evening, PIPSC President Jennifer Carr is on leave. Vice-President Eva Henshaw is acting President in her place.
3 April 2024
PIPSC is launching a new election system that will simplify every aspect of voting.
28 March 2024
PIPSC welcomes continued funding of critical aid to Palestinian civilians, and calls for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East.
14 March 2024
The “Policy on Conduct” ’’ provides for the creation of a pool of eligible members to form peer panel
6 March 2024
PIPSC has teamed up with Akendi, a leading User Experience (UX) research and design firm, to gain deeper insights into how our members interact with the PIPSC Website.
5 March 2024
Canada Life's takeover of the updated Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) is not what our members deserve.  PIPSC, our colleagues from other unions and the retiree associations have been holding stakeholders accountable for their failings  - including via a 
27 February 2024
PIPSC, PSAC and CAPE are calling on the government to negotiate ongoing damages for workers who continue to be impacted by the Phoenix pay system disaster. 
27 February 2024
Join PIPSC President Jennifer Carr, NDP Vice-President Laurie Antonin, and others virtually on March 8 as we talk about the barriers women face in the workplace and how we can empower each other to overcome them together.
26 February 2024
Watch the latest Women in Science (WiS) Café Series webinar.
21 February 2024
We have received notification of a significant cybersecurity incident affecting MSH International’s systems, a subcontractor for Canada Life responsible for managing the Public Service Health Care Plan.
20 February 2024
We're thrilled to share the latest development in our ongoing quest to enhance your experience with the National Joint Council (NJC) Public Service Dental Plan (PSDP).
8 February 2024
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada condemns the overreach of the Ottawa police, following the arrest of Public Service Alliance of Canada regional executive vice-president Alex Silas during a lawful picket line of striking Non-Public Funds (NFP) workers.
2 February 2024
New legislation requiring corporations to disclose their beneficial owners will help fight tax evasion and money laundering.
1 February 2024
We’re witnessing Black History in the making. For Black History Month, we’re celebrating the wins achieved by Black public service professionals. And, we’re making a commitment to continue the fight for equity and justice in the federal public service.
31 January 2024
The Canadian Labour Movement has done it again! Amidst the cost-of-living crisis and economic uncertainties, kudos to Unions like PIPSC and the CLC for championing positive changes to the Canadian Pension Plan.
31 January 2024
Our work over the years proves that our federal budget advocacy has an impact. Read more about what PIPSC is calling for in Budget 2024.
29 January 2024
The Government of Canada's Digital Talent Platform, developed in consultation with PIPSC, is launched today.
19 January 2024
PIPSC stands in solidarity with PSAC-UNDE members in the Staff of the Non-Public Funds (NPF) bargaining units as they take on strike action. These civilian military workers deserve fair wages, a national pay grid, and secure jobs.
15 January 2024
During last year’s Annual General Meeting, we asked #PIPSC members why the AGM is meaningful to them. The AGM is an opportunity to get involved, share ideas, and learn from each other. Take a look!  
12 January 2024
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada joins millions of Canadians this morning in grieving the passing of former federal politician and tireless supporter of working Canadians, Ed Broadbent.
9 January 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Pam Kubicz (Pam Davies). Her vibrant personality and positive aura left a lasting impression on many of us, and she will be deeply missed.
20 December 2023
Following over two decades with Sunlife as a service provider, the Government of Canada has awarded the contract to administer the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP) to the Canada Life Assurance Company (Canada Life).
15 December 2023
PIPSC stands in solidarity with our peers striking with Front commun. We encourage our members to show support and join a picket with our Quebec peers during their unpaid breaks or outside of working hours.
11 December 2023
PIPSC President Jennifer Carr is proud to be part of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) delegation attending 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference or Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC – more commonly referred to as COP28.
7 December 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce that Paul Skinner passed away peacefully on September 2, 2023, at age 68. Paul was surrounded by family including his wife Anna, and daughters Marena and Melanie.
29 November 2023
PIPSC concluded its landmark national convention today, marking a significant milestone in the union's journey towards becoming a 'beacon of progress' and preparing for the future in the labour landscape.
29 November 2023
Watch the Convention/AGM 2023 Highlights video. President Jennifer Carr thanked delegates, facilitators, speakers, and staff for their contributions to the success of the PIPSC Convention 2023 and 104th Annual General Meeting.
29 November 2023
Delegates viewed a video update on the Institute’s Legacy Foundation, including brief profiles of this year’s scholarship laureates.
29 November 2023
AGM delegates were pleased to welcome two of Turtle Island’s leading Indigenous and LGBTQ2s+ advocates, Dr. James Makokis & Anthony Johnson, to learn about active allyship.
28 November 2023
AGM delegates welcomed with open hearts and minds, Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Member of Parliament, lawyer, advocate, and leader among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples to have an important conversation on achieving justice and reconciliation.
28 November 2023
On the third day of its national convention, PIPSC presented the findings of a comprehensive study aimed at understanding and contextualizing the union's involvement in colonial institutions, policies, and programs that have adversely affected Indigenous peoples.
27 November 2023
The “Steward of the Year” award acknowledges those who have gone “above and beyond” their duties to assist members and who have made extraordinary contributions to the Institute.