The RE and SP groups have identified conference attendance as a significant issue.  During the last bargaining rounds the employer admitted that it had incomplete data on conference attendance and denials, and thus PIPSC would like to collect more information from members on their conference attendance experiences to build a comprehensive database for both approved and denied attendance. We would ask all members to report on their conference attendance and non-attendance in the form at:

Under the new RE agreement (19.03(a)(iii)) and SP agreement (18.05(c)) management must provide you the reasons for refused conference attendance in writing.

In Solidarity,
Your RE Group Bargaining Team