20 February 2023
Press Release — Thousands of PIPSC members reach out for support as return-to-work order causes chaos and undermines productivity
More than 1,100 public servants represented by PIPSC have reached out looking for our support as they navigate the challenges created by this “one-size fits all” order.
7 February 2023
PIPSC, on behalf of the AFS Group members, has filed a bad faith bargaining complaint against the Canada Revenue Agency. The complaint concerns the Agency’s recent decision to impose a “one-size-fits-all” return to office edict rather than continue to negotiate telework at the bargaining table.
8 December 2022
PIPSC has launched billboards in key locations to urge the Ford government to respect frontline workers and repeal Bill 124.
28 November 2022
“The NB Conservative government's legislation introduced on November 24 is a direct attack on public service workers,” said Jennifer Carr, PIPSC President
28 September 2022
Press Release — Federal nurses working in untenable positions, government must act now – PIPSC President
Jennifer Carr, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, is currently making official visits to nursing stations in remote First Nations northern communities.
23 September 2022
From September 26 to 29, 2022, the President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), Jennifer Carr, will undertake official visits to nursing stations located in remote First Nations northern communities.
16 August 2022
Press Release — Government of Canada announces recruitment and retention allowances to triple through to 2025 for Indigenous Services Canada nurses in remote and isolated communities
“Nurses work relentlessly to keep remote communities healthy under the most challenging of circumstances. We applaud this step forward to recognize and fairly compensate them for their dedication, and continue to advocate for improved working conditions and pay for all frontline workers.”
6 July 2022
NDP Critic for Tax Fairness and Inequality, Niki Ashton (Churchill – Keewatinook Aski), along with Canadians for Tax Fairness economist and lead researcher, DT Cochrane, and Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada President, Jennifer Carr, called on Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to act for more tax fairness in Canada.
7 April 2022
Carr on Budget 2022: Welcome progress on tax fairness and funding for CRA to go after tax cheats but serious concerns over spending review
Jennifer Carr welcomed progress in Budget 2022 on a fairer economic recovery, including new investments in CRA going after tax cheats, providing mental health help for Black public service workers, and expanding the Public Sector Pension Investment Board to include union representatives. But Carr expressed serious concern over the government’s Strategic Policy Review.
6 April 2022
Media Advisory — PIPSC President available for comment on how budget 2022 impacts the public service and the delivery of program Canadians rely on
Jennifer Carr, President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), will be available to talk about how Budget 2022 will impact the delivery of public services Canadians rely on and the priorities of public service workers.
25 March 2022
Press Release — Chalk River Professional Employees Group Ratify Three-Year Contract After a Year-Long Bargaining; Strike Averted
The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) reached a deal and voted in favour of a new collective agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL).
16 February 2022
Chalk River Professionals Consider Strike Action after Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Denies Fair Pay
The Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) are considering their options as conciliation with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) failed to resolve a year-long impasse over fair pay, job outsourcing, and working conditions.
13 October 2021
PIPSC partners with Future Skills Centre to help its members prepare for the workplaces of tomorrow.
5 October 2021
OTTAWA, October 5, 2021 — Auditors, forensic accountants, and other tax professionals at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) have had enough of wealthy individuals and corporations avoiding taxes.
11 March 2021
Government outsourcing deepens gender inequity across Canada’s public service, shows a new report by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
5 June 2020
PIPSC is calling on the Ontario government to fix the glaring errors with their pandemic pay plan, and include radiation therapists working on the front-lines during the pandemic in Ontario’s Cancer Centres.
4 March 2020
A coalition of Ontario unions representing approximately 270,000 employees and over forty different unions, including PIPSC, announced that they have filed a constitutional challenge to Bill 124, the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act.
27 February 2020
PIPSC is asking its 60,000 members to send an email to the Treasury Board President, Jean-Yves Duclos, the RCMP Commissioner, Brenda Lucki and the Public Services and Procurement Minister, Anita Anand, demanding that the transfer of the new PIPSC members to Phoenix be stopped.
27 January 2020
The federal government spent over $11.9 billion on management consultants, temporary help contractors and IT consultants between 2011 and 2018 to do the work that could have been done by Canada’s own public service professionals. The contracts ended up costing the public twice their original price.
23 December 2019
Open Letter regarding Draft Guidelines Consultation at the Patent Medicine Price Review Board of Canada,
To Ms. Elana Lungu, Manager (Policy Development), Patent Medicine Price Review Board of Canada,
5 December 2019
President Daviau presented the 2019 Institute’s Gold Medal to Dr. Xiaolan Wang to recognize her contributions to the understanding of climate change in Canada and internationally. Dr. Wang is a Senior Research Scientist at Environment and Climate Change Canada.
7 November 2019
Ottawa, November 7, 2019 – The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will hold its 100th Annual General Meeting on November 8 and 9 in Gatineau.
22 October 2019
In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada's President Debi Daviau committed to collaborating with the new government and all parties holding the balance of power to retain a strong public service.
4 October 2019
Ottawa, October 4, 2019 – PIPSC President Debi Daviau will be speaking to union members outside Place du Portage on Monday morning about the importance of electing a government that closes tax loopholes to pay for climate action.
26 September 2019
Ottawa, September 26, 2019 – Ninety-four percent of federal scientists say climate change is a crisis in need of immediate action. Only 20% of them think Canada is doing enough to fight and mitigate the climate crisis.
16 September 2019
PIPSC, in its election ad released today, is calling on federal parties to commit to closing corporate tax loopholes to pay for action on the climate crisis.
9 September 2019
Dr. Margaret Haydon, a scientist who was fired by the government for blowing the whistle on Health Canada's approval process of a controversial veterinary drug, has filed an appeal to the unfair compensation provided by the FPSLREB in her case.
13 June 2019
Government of Canada and public service unions finalize agreement to compensate federal employees impacted by the Phoenix pay system
Treasury Board and 15 public service unions, including PIPSC, finalized this join agreement that will compensate 146,000 current and former employees who were paid by Phoenix.
12 June 2019
Today, the Government reached another milestone in its ongoing efforts to eventually replace the Phoenix pay system. This is another encouraging step on the long road to a new, reliable pay system.
28 May 2019
PIPSC members have successfully negotiated with the Treasury Board to secure a 7% wage increase over the next 4 years.
8 May 2019
This tentative agreement was two years in the making. Today, the undersigned unions are pleased to announce they have signed on to this deal.
19 March 2019
Budget 2019 makes a significant investment in fixing the problems of the current Phoenix pay system, but falls short in announcing new funding for the government’s replacement, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
25 February 2019
OTTAWA, February 25, 2019 – The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is marking the third anniversary of the Phoenix pay system failure with a National Week of Action. This week, members and union officials are organizing events across the country.
21 February 2019
The federal government needn’t worry about a consumer backlash to a sales tax on Canadians’ Netflix accounts, if newly released results from an Environics Research poll and a separate survey of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax professionals are any indication, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
5 February 2019
Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be on Parliament Hill today to meet with Canada’s Parliamentarians on issues of critical importance to the delivery of public services – restoring Canada’s public science capacity, reducing over-reliance on the outsourcing of government services, ensuring the integrity of the country’s tax system, and replacing the troubled Phoenix pay system.
4 February 2019
On Tuesday February 5, members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to meet with Canada’s Parliamentarians on issues of critical importance to the delivery of public services – restoring Canada’s public science capacity, reducing over-reliance on the outsourcing of government services, ensuring the integrity of the country’s tax system, and replacing the troubled Phoenix pay system.
5 November 2018
Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) on November 3 concluded their Annual General Meeting, and weeks of voting, by announcing the re-election of Debi Daviau as PIPSC President for a further three-year term.
28 September 2018
Press Release - Despite public support for more funding, spending on federal science is lower today than under the Harper government, says PIPSC
As the federal Finance Committee prepares for cross-country public hearings on next year’s Budget, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a fact sheet showing 72% of Canadians agree “in the next federal budget, funding for federal government science programs should be restored to what it was in 2011.” The finding, by Environics Research, is significant since overall funding for federal government science is in fact lower today than it was under the Harper government, in particular for research and development (R&D).
21 September 2018
Press Release - Nuclear workers urge government to solve pension crisis and protect a vital industry
The Canadian Alliance of Nuclear Workers (CANW) is calling on the Government of Canada to end uncertainty for nuclear workers by reinstating their right to contribute to public service pension plans.
30 August 2018
Press Release - Federal government needs to speed up alternatives to Phoenix pay system, says PIPSC. Canadians agree.
OTTAWA, August 30, 2018 – What’s a “reasonable time to wait for a replacement to the Phoenix pay system to be implemented”?
17 August 2018
Canadians who think it’s easier for the rich and corporations to avoid paying taxes have compelling new evidence to support their suspicions. Nine out of 10 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax professionals surveyed by PIPSC agree “it is easier for corporations and wealthy individuals to evade and/or avoid tax responsibilities than it is for average Canadians.” That’s even more than the 79% of Canadians who agreed with the same statement in an Environics Research poll.
15 June 2018
Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and Treasury Board President Scott Brison, have announced today that they will collaborate using evidence to secure a new, transparent, accurate and integrated, end-to-end HR to pay system.
28 May 2018
The Spring Reports of the Auditor General of Canada will be tabled in the House of Commons on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. The Spring Reports include the AG second and much-awaited report on Phoenix Pay System.
17 April 2018
Press Release - Federal IT experts need to lead development of new pay system to replace Phoenix, says PIPSC
Ottawa, April 17, 2018 – In a live town hall exchange today with members of the second-largest union of federal employees, PIPSC President Debi Daviau urged members to demand the government’s ministerial working group on Phoenix engage federal IT workers “at every stage” in build
13 April 2018
OTTAWA, April 13, 2018 – Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), today presented the Institute’s Gold Medal to Dr. John A. Percival to recognize his leadership and advancement of geoscience in Canada and internationally.
11 April 2018
April 11, 2018, Ottawa, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat Canadians are best served when government scientists can speak openly about their work.
28 March 2018
Ottawa, March 28, 2018 - Earlier this year, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) conducted an internal survey asking 27,878 of its members entitled to a back pay to tell their union if the Phoenix pay system has correctly paid o
7 March 2018
In advance of International Women’s Day, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has released a new report that examines the under-representation of women in public sector science and focuses on challenges faced by women pursuing science careers in the federal public service.
28 February 2018
Hundreds of members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and other unions are gathering in Ottawa today to protest the inability of the federal government to Fix Phoenix.
27 February 2018
“Our members have overwhelmingly said that Phoenix cannot be fixed and must be nixed; $16M to investigate an alternative to the Phoenix system is a good first step,” said Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). “It is vital that any new system is built and operated by the government’s own computer systems professionals.”
26 February 2018
Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be available on February 27, 2018 to provide comment on the 2018 federal budget.
21 February 2018
Federal scientists say Ottawa has made progress in efforts to un-muzzle science, but much more needs to be done
The Trudeau government has made progress in its efforts to reverse the impacts of muzzling under the previous government, says a new survey report released by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC). But, says the union that represents over 16,000 federal scientists, engineers and researchers, much more work needs to be done.
16 February 2018
As the second anniversary of the launch of the Phoenix pay system approaches, 17 unions representing over 225,000 federal public service workers have sent a joint letter of demands to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
20 November 2017
Union Representing Federal Auditors Calls on Ottawa to Set Up Specialized Teams to Investigate Canadians Named in Paradise Papers
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has concluded its 98th annual general meeting by calling on the federal government to set up specialized teams to investigate the 3,300 Canadian names reportedly involved in the Paradise Papers.
14 November 2017
Press Release: Forget Phoenix. Let’s build a new federal pay system that works, says PIPSC President Debi Daviau
The Phoenix pay system needs to be replaced with a new system that works built by the government's own IT professionals, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents over 50,000 federal government employees.
30 October 2017
Plans to cut nursing positions at Winnipeg’s Deer Lodge Centre can only have a negative impact on patients’ well-being, according to the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
18 October 2017
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Public Service Employees Rally in Vancouver to Fix Phoenix
17 October 2017
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12 October 2017
12 October 2017, Ottawa — Hundreds of public service workers are holding a rally at 12:30 pm today in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office to send a clear message to the Liberal government: Enough is enough!
11 October 2017
11 October 2017, Ottawa — Public service workers will be holding a rally in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office on October 12 to tell the Liberal government that: Enough is enough! Fix Phoenix now and pay damages to workers!
27 September 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents approximately 15,000 federal scientists, engineers and researchers, welcomes the announcement of Dr. Mona Nemer as Chief Science Advisor.
11 September 2017
Press Release: University of Ottawa IT Professionals (UOITP) considering possible job action this week
For Immediate Release University of Ottawa IT Professionals (UOITP) considering possible job action this week
1 September 2017
For Immediate Release Labour Day 2017: Labouring to Fix Phoenix
2 August 2017
For Immediate Release CRA GTA modernisation plan risks harming staff and service, says PIPSC
1 May 2017
“We look forward to welcoming these new members into our community of dedicated professionals who serve Canadians every day. We believe we will be stronger together”, said PIPSC President Debi Daviau. “Our goal is to ensure that they maintain their current terms and conditions of employment and that the deeming process goes as smoothly as possible as they transition to occupational groups represented by the Institute”.
28 April 2017
Representatives from several public service unions reacted cautiously yesterday to the creation of a government working group to tackle the Phoenix pay system.
27 April 2017
The announcement today that the federal government will reallocate $140 million over two years to ensure federal employees affected by the Phoenix payroll system are properly paid is a welcome, if long overdue, commitment to fix Phoenix once and for all, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
22 March 2017
Federal Budget Good on Tax Fairness, Lacking in Strategic Investments in Scientists and Phoenix Pay, says PIPSC
The federal government announcement that it is investing $529.9 million more to crack down on tax evasion and avoidance by hiring new auditors is good news for tax fairness, but the government’s much-heralded “innovation” budget is lacking in needed, strategic investments in more science staff, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
23 February 2017
On the first anniversary of Phoenix, the three largest federal public service unions are urging the government to include a $75 million Phoenix contingency fund in the upcoming federal budget.
22 February 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), and the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) will hold a joint press conference to mark the first anniversary of Phoenix and make an announcement.
12 January 2017
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is calling on the federal government to introduce a separate pay system to deal with the most serious Phoenix pay problems and ensure federal employees are properly paid.
11 January 2017
Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) President Debi Daviau will hold a press conference tomorrow on Parliament Hill about the Phoenix pay system’s ongoing problems and outline a key demand of the government.
28 October 2016
As Monday, October 31 marks the government own deadline to finally fix the problems plaguing the Phoenix pay system’s, public service employees represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), the Canadian Association of Professional Employees and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will rally in downtown Ottawa to pressure officials into repairing the system once and for all.
4 August 2016
The union of public service professionals is offering help to students in the federal public service who are facing Phoenix pay problems.
28 July 2016
PIPSC President Debi Daviau will attend the emergency committee meeting on Phoenix today on Parliament Hill at 2 p.m.
6 July 2016
The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is calling on the federal government to pay interest on delayed or underpaid paycheques due to problems with its Phoenix pay system.