Welcome 2020!

We are heading into the new year, energized and determined.

In the year ahead, we will work hard to get back every cent owed from Phoenix, ratify the new Employee Wellness Support Plan, fight outsourcing and protect our pensions.

Together, we will push the new federal government to make strong commitments in the 2020 federal budget to reduce spending on contracting out and to invest in training. We will continue to identify not only the symptoms of outsourcing, but the root causes of it, like poor staffing mechanisms. And, we will work with the Treasury Board to fulfill their mandate of reducing hiring time to 5 months or less.

Our work to protect your pensions remains a top priority. We are launching a new pensions campaign in 2020 informing members of what their pension benefits are and how together we will protect those benefits for years to come.

Since December 2016, we have been negotiating with the Treasury Board to create an Employee Wellness Support Program. We are now finalizing an agreement. In the year ahead, many members will vote on the new Employee Wellness Support Program, which meets the real needs of our members. This is our plan. This is a big win.

In the year ahead, we will see the full rollout of the Phoenix compensation deal. You will have access to a claims process for expenses and financial losses due to Phoenix as well as damages for the severe impact caused by Phoenix. You will get back every cent that you are owed from Phoenix

We will continue to push the government to ensure adequate resources for the new NextGen Human Resources and Pay System.

Our members in the Computer Systems (CS) group are working hard for a new collective agreement. Our union, 60,000 members strong, stand together with the CS group fighting for pay parity, securing call-back pay and ensuring investment in training. We stand together with all groups working toward a new collective agreement.

Our goals are significant. And we are up to the challenge. We have 100 years of progress to stand on. And we’re going into our next century stronger than ever.

Let’s get to work!


3 January 2020
We are heading into the new year, energized and determined. In the year ahead, we will work hard to get back every cent owed from Phoenix, ratify the new Employee Wellness Support Plan, fight outsourcing and protect our pensions.

23 December 2019
On December 13, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released the mandate letters for his Cabinet. These documents outline his expectations and priorities for his ministers and for the organizations that they lead.

23 December 2019
On December 11, 2019, I met with Canada’s first Federal Pay Equity Commissioner, Karen Jensen. She was appointed in September 2019 and is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the new Pay Equity Act.

19 December 2019
2019 saw new collective agreements for 14 groups, new scientific integrity policies, Phoenix compensation and progress on the new pay system. Together, we made this all happen.

12 December 2019
With the swearing-in of the new federal Cabinet and the election of close to 100 new Members of Parliament, I have been putting together a new government relations plan and building new relationships with elected officials.

20 November 2019
On November 20, 2019 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the composition of his new Cabinet.