Announcements

1 December 2022
On November 29, 2022 Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced the appointment of an expert panel to review the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA).
8 November 2022
  On behalf of its members and staff, the Institute is proud to honour all Canadians who served during the various wars in which our great nation participated.
3 November 2022
The Institute is saddened to learn of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague, Brandon Wilson. A PIPSC steward at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon passed away on October 23, 2022 at the age of 36.  He will be missed.
21 October 2022
We’re currently looking for additional members in your workplace to be a local Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) representative. The deadline to apply is November 7, 2022.
28 September 2022
Accessing Code 699 ‘Other Leave with Pay’ to help you in times like these.
15 September 2022
It is with sadness we announce the passing of Nancy Barr on September 3, 2022. From 2005 to 2009, Nancy served as the National Film Board Group President. During this time, she fiercely represented PIPSC members.
13 September 2022
Our lawsuit against the Ford government’s Bill 124 has officially begun. See how we’re fighting for fair collective bargaining, decent work, and quality public services in Ontario.
6 September 2022
There’s a lot to learn as a new union member, and we’ll help you figure it all out. Join our next webinar to connect with PIPSC staff and other new members who are here to support you.
11 August 2022
The Treasury Board is seeking special permission to divide the Core Public Administration into several pay equity plans, which may undermine the ability to achieve pay equity.
27 July 2022
Did you know that the 1872 Toronto printers’ strike is considered the original “fight for fairness” that led to the decriminalization of unions in Canada? Find more Labour Day history and facts.
21 July 2022
We are saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Kal Sahota. The funeral will be held August 25, 2022 at the Riverside Funeral Home in Delta, B.C.
19 July 2022
Members have created a ‘living legacy’ by planting hundreds of trees across Canada to celebrate PIPSC’s 100th anniversary. The trees represent PIPSC members’ ongoing contributions and commitment to assure a strong and healthy future for Canadians.
21 June 2022
It is with great sadness that the Institute learned that Judith King passed away on December 4, 2021.
3 June 2022
On June 2, 2022, Ontario voters re-elected the Ford Conservatives. While this is not the result we were hoping for, it is the reality we face together. We must continue our fight for fair wage increases for our members. PIPSC is fighting to restore collective bargaining rights through a constitutional challenge to Bill 124.
24 May 2022
Provide your job title to help build our new career development tool - Navigar.
20 May 2022
We have been pushing the Treasury Board for over 2 years to provide a full definition of a hybrid workforce. We expected a more substantial document that took our recommendations into account.
19 May 2022
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) presented a "Workplace mental health" webinar training for members to talk about the importance of self care in the workplace.
17 May 2022
It is with deep sadness that we must pass along the news of the sudden passing of our cherished colleague Shabnam Khosrowshahi.
12 May 2022
Meet the President, discuss the issues – and win some exciting travel prizes. Don’t miss out.
12 April 2022
The good, the bad, and the (potentially) ugly – read our response to Budget 2022 and what it means for PIPSC members.
8 March 2022
On February 28, 2022, Treasury Board President Mona Fortier announced updates to occupational health guidance for the federal public service, paving the way for our members’ gradual return to the workplace.
16 February 2022
If you can’t get to your worksite due to protestors, you are able to use ‘Other Leave with Pay (Code 699).’
4 February 2022
PIPSC calls for action by all levels of government to end the convoy. Local residents, businesses and downtown workers need to resume their daily lives.
12 January 2022
Watch to learn how you should start planning for retirement, how to work with the public service pension centre, and what to expect in the first few months.
23 December 2021
Federal public servants need clear guidelines to telework as much as possible. And critical workers need quick access to booster shots.
20 December 2021
If you have accumulated more than 35 days of vacation leave, or any compensatory leave, it will be cashed out over 5 years starting in April 2022.
7 December 2021
Join us in donating to food banks across Canada.
7 December 2021
The Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation never surrendered the land on which Ottawa was built. We honour their 1,000-year stewardship of the land our office was built on.
30 November 2021
The history of PIPSC is now available free as an e-book. Get your copy today. Share it with your colleagues.
30 November 2021
From coast to coast, PIPSC members planted hundreds of trees to celebrate our 100th anniversary.
26 November 2021
The federal pay equity process is underway to ensure that workers in women-dominated jobs receive equal pay for work of equal value.
19 November 2021
The Institute is saddened to learn of the passing of Marie-Claude Lavigne on November 18, 2021. Marie-Claude worked as a psychologist at Correctional Services of Canada in Québec. She was a dedicated employee and an active PIPSC steward from 1985 to 1996 at the Leclerc Institution in Laval. 
19 November 2021
On November 16, 2021, President Debi Daviau met with recently appointed Treasury Board President Mona Fortier to discuss the way forward on our members’ key issues.
16 November 2021
The pandemic has been a great revealer of many previously hidden things. We have learned of the terrible management and conditions in long-term-care and retirement homes that made them easy targets for the COVID-19 virus, and the location of roughly three-quarters of all the pandemic deaths in Canada.
1 November 2021
Union members should be allowed to acknowledge the Indigenous territory on which they work.
29 October 2021
PIPSC welcomes the announcement of the Honourable Mona Fortier as the new President of the Treasury Board.