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  • Federal Scientists Successfully Negotiate Right to Speak within Union Contracts
  • 12-DEC-2016 01:22 PM
  • In a historic, precedent-setting victory for federal scientists and science generally, union negotiators with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have successfully bargained with the Government of Canada to enshrine in their collective agreements the right of federal scientists to speak freely about science and their research.
  • Media Advisory: Public Service Employees’ Halloween Rally – Haunted by Phoenix!
  • 28-OCT-2016 02:56 PM
  • 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.
  • Press Release - Health Canada Whistleblowers Win Major Victory
  • 28-SEP-2016 08:00 AM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is declaring a major (if partial) victory following the decision late last week by the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) to overturn the dismissal of Dr. Margaret Haydon and discipline levelled against Dr. Shiv Chopra.
  • PIPSC Applauds New Commitments Made In Speech from the Throne
  • 08-DEC-2015 11:52 AM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) is applauding the federal government’s commitments outlined in last week’s Speech from the Throne to grow the middle class, ensure open and transparent government, a clean environment, a strong economy, diversity, security and opportunity for Canadians.
  • Press Release: PIPSC President Celebrates Change in Government, Calls for Respect and Restoration of Federal Public Service
  • 20-OCT-2015 12:43 PM
  • In a letter sent to Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau today congratulating him on his majority win yesterday, Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), which represents federal scientists, auditors, IT experts and other public service professionals, underlined her union’s commitment to work with Canada’s new government to deliver on its promise of “real change” – in particular, by restoring the federal public service and reversing a decade of disrespect, muzzling, and cuts to the public service.
  • President Daviau to Urge Change in Conservative MP Poilievre’s Riding
  • 13-OCT-2015 03:09 PM
  • Debi Daviau, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which represents federal scientists, auditors and IT specialists, will hold a photo opportunity tomorrow in Conservative Minister Pierre Poilievre’s new riding of Carleton, urging voters to vote for change and break with nine years of muzzling scientists, cutting federal public services and attacking labour rights.
  • Press release: Environment Canada scientist retires to sing another day
  • 02-OCT-2015 10:08 AM
  • Tony Turner, the federal scientist whose popular political folk song “Harperman” became a YouTube sensation when it was reported he was under investigation for alleged violation of the Harper government’s 2012 values and ethics code, has chosen to retire rather than wait days or even weeks longer to learn his fate from his employer, Environment Canada, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
  • Press Release: “Tony Turner’s fight is every public servant’s fight,” says PIPSC
  • 17-SEP-2015 03:22 PM
  • OTTAWA, September 17, 2015 – In a statement released today to coincide with a cross-country sing-along of the popular political folk song “Harperman,” the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, which represents the federal scientist who wrote the song, Tony Turner, says “Tony’s fight is every federal public servant’s fight. Indeed, it is every citizen’s fight.”
  • Press release: Harper Government Trashes Another Federal Science Library
  • 21-AUG-2015 01:33 PM
  • Canadians hoping the Harper government’s “war on science” is at last ended – or at least put on hold for the period of the federal election campaign – will be saddened to learn of the destruction this week of yet another federal science library, this time at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta.
  • Media Advisory: Social Justice Fair, June 20, 2015
  • 18-JUN-2015 08:54 AM
  • Members of the National Capital Region (NCR) of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) join members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) to host a Social Justice Fair on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Carleton University.
  • Public service unions unite to condemn Bill-C-59
  • 04-JUN-2015 08:51 AM
  • The three largest unions representing federal public service workers, 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) condemned Bill C-59, the omnibus 2015 Budget Implementation Act, in their presentations this week before the Senate and House standing committees on finance.
  • Press Release: Budget Bill Sets New Low for Labour Relations
  • 08-MAY-2015 08:07 AM
  • Bill C-59, the 2015 federal budget implementation legislation tabled today, targets federal public service sick leave benefits and takes direct aim at the constitutionally-protected right of workers to free and fair collective bargaining, says the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
  • Press release: "Medical isotope production an essential service, say PIPSC and expert witness"
  • 18-MAR-2015 11:06 AM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), members of its Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG) and nuclear medicine specialist Dr. Andrew Ross maintain that the production of medical isotopes at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL, formerly Atomic Energy of Canada - AECL) National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River should remain an “essential service” until an alternate supply is securely in place.
  • Press Release: Supreme Court of Canada Victory on Right to Strike Challenges Bill C-4
  • 30-JAN-2015 03:05 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) applauds today’s Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the prohibition against strikes contained in Saskatchewan’s Public Service Essential Services Act (PSESA) substantially interferes with a meaningful process of collective bargaining, and is in violation of s. 2(d) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
  • PIPSC Commits to Greater Political Engagement in Next Federal Election
  • 07-NOV-2014 03:34 PM
  • In a clear departure from its traditional strategy of remaining at arm’s length from federal elections, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the union representing most of the federal government’s scientists and other professionals, has adopted a position that will allow it to engage in more political activity in the run-up to, and during, the next federal election.
  • Press release: "Chalk River Nuclear Scientists Hold Information Picket"
  • 08-SEP-2014 02:27 PM
  • Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and the Chalk River Professional Employees Group (CRPEG) will hold an information picket outside Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) facilities in Chalk River, Ontario starting at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to draw attention to the threatened loss of nuclear workers’ defined benefit government pensions.
  • PIPSC Adopts Bargaining Strategy to Deal with Threats Posed by Bill C-4
  • 24-JAN-2014 03:29 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) which represents federal government scientists, researchers, auditors, engineers, IT experts and others has wrapped up two days of meetings by agreeing to a collective bargaining strategy that deals squarely with the threats posed to its members and the public by Bill C-4 and similar anti-union legislation introduced by the Harper government.
  • Press Release: Professional Institute Members elect new President
  • 05-DEC-2013 03:49 PM
  • Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) today elected a new President to lead their union over the next two years. Current Vice-President Debi Daviau was elected President in the fifth round of balloting.
  • Press Release: Cutting away at the NRC's research capability
  • 05-DEC-2013 02:07 PM
  • Another group of National Research Council employees represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have received Workforce Adjustment (WFA) notices across the country, bringing to over 6,000 the number of PIPSC members who have been informed by the government that their services may no longer be required, 133 of whom work at the NRC.
  • Press Release - Public Service Professionals will Defend Rights and Services
  • 09-NOV-2013 06:10 PM
  • More than 400 delegates representing 55,000 federal government scientists and other professionals today voted overwhelmingly to call on their union, the Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC) to “apply all necessary resources to defend public services for all Canadians and collective bargaining rights for the professional public servants who deliver them.”
  • New Brunswick’s Crown Counsel and Prosecutors join PIPSC
  • 13-MAY-2013 08:00 AM
  • With a strong majority, close to 100 members of the New Brunswick Crown Counsel Association (NBCCA) and New Brunswick Crown Prosecutors Association (NBCPA) have joined the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), a national union.
  • Growing, Growing, Gone: Government Continues to Plough Through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • 10-MAY-2013 09:23 AM
  • Some 350 Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) employees represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) received Workforce Adjustment (WFA) notices today across the country, bringing to nearly 6,000 the number of PIPSC members who have been informed by the government that their services may no longer be required since the tabling of the 2012 federal Budget.
  • Press Release - More Cuts at National Defence Canada
  • 23-NOV-2012 09:50 AM
  • Department of National Defence (DND) professionals represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) received the news today that their positions will be “affected” by the government’s continuing cuts to programs and services.
  • Press Release: Nuclear Experts hold Rally at AECL's Chalk River Laboratories
  • 11-JUL-2012 09:30 AM
  • With a July 17, 2012 strike deadline fast approaching, nuclear experts represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) held a news conference and staged an information picket today at Chalk River Laboratories to seek a fair settlement from their employer, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL).
  • Press Release - $150 Million Settlement: Landmark Victory for Gender Equality
  • 03-JUL-2012 12:30 PM
  • After an arduous eight-year fight for justice, health professionals represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) welcome the presentation of a milestone $150 million dollar settlement in the Walden et al v. Canada case to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT).
  • Press Release: Unhealthy Choices
  • 11-APR-2012 01:27 PM
  • Ottawa, April 11, 2012 – More than 1,500 federal government professionals and scientists represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) are being notified this week that their positions will be affected as a result of federal budget cuts.
  • Press Release - Report reveals potential scale and impact of federal cutbacks
  • 23-JAN-2012 03:31 PM
  • A new study calls attention to the dramatic impact of cuts already announced by the federal government on services to Canadians. The report’s authors attempt to fill the information gap created by what they describe a “purposeful and strategic lack of transparency” on the part of the federal government.
  • Press Release : Strength In Numbers: Pipsc Votes To Join The Canadian Labour Congress
  • 05-NOV-2011 03:16 PM
  • In line with its strategy of developing partnerships with other bargaining agents, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) voted today to join the ranks of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Over 400 PIPSC delegates to the Institute’s 92nd Annual General Meeting currently being held in Ottawa participated in the ballot.
  • It's Time For A Fair Deal That Protects Public Servants And Their Families
  • 04-NOV-2011 09:33 AM
  • Gary Corbett, President of The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and Vice-President, Debi Daviau, today lead more than 500 PIPSC member representatives in a rally to encourage public servants to stand up for their right to fair bargaining during collective bargaining.
  • Media Advisory – PIPSC 92nd AGM - November 4-5, 2011
  • 03-NOV-2011 08:35 AM
  • Ottawa, November 3, 2011 – The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will hold its 92nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 4-5, 2011 at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa.
  • Press Release : New Shared Services Agency
  • 05-AUG-2011 05:13 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) expressed serious concerns today about the Shared Services agency announced on August 4, 2011.
  • Press Release: Electoral Budget Fails Canadians
  • 22-MAR-2011 08:45 PM
  • The 2011 federal Budget seems designed to garner election support instead of showing real leadership on the government’s part, according to the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
  • Real Protection For Public Service Whistleblowers Please!
  • 13-DEC-2010 02:20 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) applauds the work of Auditor General Sheila Fraser, whose recent report points to nothing less than a lack of integrity within the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada (PSIC).
  • CNSC Professionals Sign Agreement
  • 08-NOV-2010 10:59 AM
  • The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and its professional staff represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PISPC) signed their second collective agreement on Monday, November 8, 2010. The agreement will expire on March 31, 2011.
  • Media Advisory: Panel discussion on Parliament Hill: Evidence vs. Ideology in Canadian Public Policy
  • 02-NOV-2010 10:23 AM
  • In partnership, the three main unions representing the professionals in the public service of Canada: The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), The Canadian Association of Professional Employees (CAPE) and the Association of Canadian Financial Officers (ACFO) have organized a panel of leading thinkers to discuss this critical issue, which should have a considerable influence on the direction of our country follows in the future.
  • PIPSC Ends Exploratory Talks on Expedited Bargaining
  • 26-OCT-2010 11:49 AM
  • Six Groups (AV/CS/SP/NR/RE/SH) represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) have unanimously decided to halt participation in exploratory expedited negotiations with the Treasury Board of Canada.
  • PSC Report Sounds the Alarm on Contracting-out Abuses
  • 14-OCT-2010 11:54 AM
  • The Public Service Commission report on the government’s use of temporary help services, released on October 5, affirms the long-standing claim of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) that the government is creating a permanent, parallel public-service workforce with limited rights and transparency to Canadians.
  • Press Release: A Victory for Professionalism and for Canada's Nuclear Professionals
  • 01-JUN-2010 03:28 PM
  • The critical importance of safe nuclear facilities regulated by thoroughly qualified staff was decisively underlined last week by the Federal Court’s dismissal of an application for the judicial review of an arbitral award involving employees of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), the federal agency responsible for regulating Canada’s nuclear industry.
  • Press release: AECL Layoffs Compromise the Future of Canada's Nuclear Industry
  • 01-JUN-2010 08:20 AM
  • Layoffs announced earlier today at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)’s Research & Technology Operations Division in Chalk River are poorly timed, compromise the future of Canada’s nuclear industry, and will have serious consequences on the availability of medical isotopes, according to the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).
  • Press Release - End the Discrimination Against Public Service Nurses
  • 12-MAY-2010 12:33 PM
  • As Canadians mark National Nursing Week, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) calls upon the federal government to immediately put an end to discriminatory practices against some 450 of its nurses who determine Canadians’ eligibility for Canada Pension Plan benefits.
  • Press Release - Joint labour press conference on pension
  • 02-MAR-2010 09:54 AM
  • In the face of the ongoing misrepresentation about federal employees’ pensions and other retirement benefits, representatives of the Professional Institute the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will set the facts straight on the eve of the upcoming federal budget in a press conference to be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 2, in the Charles Lynch Room of Parliament Hill.
  • Press Release - Professional Institute Launches Legacy Foundation
  • 19-FEB-2010 08:17 AM
  • Today the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing 57,000 professionals and scientists in the public sector, will launch a new registered charity to support the education of deserving children across Canada.
  • Press Release - Safe Food or "Fiscal Responsibility"?
  • 24-JUL-2009 01:47 PM
  • The release earlier this week of the Report of the Independent Investigator into the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak clearly demonstrates just how far Canada’s public health infrastructure has been allowed to stray from its once-sterling food safety record...
  • Press Release - Union has concerns about New Brunswick budget
  • 17-MAR-2009 03:51 PM
  • The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) has serious concerns about the budget delivered today by the Government of New Brunswick. The government has announced the elimination of public service positions, a two-year wage freeze and an indefinite hiring freeze on all open competitions for permanent positions.
  • Press Release - PIPSC Appoints Acting President
  • 24-FEB-2009 04:59 PM
  • Following the passing of President Michèle Demers, the Board of Directors of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) announces the appointment of Mr. Gary Corbett to the position of Acting President of PIPSC.
  • Media Advisory - PIPSC to Comment on Budget
  • 23-JAN-2009 07:34 AM
  • Michèle Demers, President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will be available on January 27th 2009, from 4:00 p.m. onwards, to provide comment on the federal budget in Room 253-D, Railway Committee Room of the Centre Block.