This agreement must be ratified by the RO/RCO membership. An electronic vote will be held in order to ratify the agreement.  Only members in good standing will receive by e-mail the voting instructions and a voting code during a two (2) week period beginning May 25th, 2018.  Please ensure your membership information is up to date at:

If you have not signed up as a member, you can do so at the following page:


A Yes vote means: You are accepting all of the changes proposed in the tentative agreement. Those changes will take place at the date of the signing (except as otherwise noted) and the employer will have a period of 120 days to implement them.

A No vote means: You reject the tentative agreement and instruct the Bargaining Team to take additional measures, up to and including job action or taking the necessary steps to be in a legal strike position.

For those requiring more information on the changes to the collective agreement, you can attend an information session on May 23, 2018, either in person or via teleconference. We anticipate the information sessions to be approximately 1 hour in length. You can submit your questions in advance to

In person
12:00 p.m EDT at the M-50 Auditorium in Ottawa.

Via conference call
Dial in number:  1-855-453-6962 or 613-244-1334
Conference ID # 5659754

6:00 p.m. EDT, 3 p.m. PDT (English Call - East)
7:15 p.m. EDT, 4:15 p.m. PDT (French Call)
8:30 p.m. EDT, 5:30 p.m. PDT (English Call – West)

The Bargaining Team recommends acceptance of this tentative agreement.

In Solidarity

Your Bargaining Team,

Susan O’Donnell
Cathy Cheung
Daniel Durand
Craig Bihun
Jeffrey Zidichouski
Nicholas Pernal, PIPSC Negotiator