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Collective Bargaining

Collective bargaining sets the terms and conditions of our employment including important matters such as pay, leave entitlements and hours of work. For a union, collective bargaining is a key activity that must involve all of its members to be successful. Rank and file members, bargaining teams and senior leaders must work effectively to present the union as a serious and capable organization at the bargaining table.

In Canada, 97% of collective agreements are negotiated without the union having to resort to strike action. But to negotiate a good agreement, a union has to be well prepared for a strike – and the employer has to know it. Much of the material in this section of the website chronicles the important preparations carried out at the local level in the course of the bargaining process.

CEIU members are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), and it is the PSAC that acts as the bargaining agent in negotiations with the employer, the Treasury Board of Canada. For recent bargaining news as well as background material from previous bargaining rounds, members are invited to review the material on this website as well as the site of the PSAC.

December 21, 2016

A tentative agreement between PSAC and Treasury Board has been reached

A tentative agreement between PSAC and Treasury Board has been reached for the PA table, covering over 68,000 federal public service workers. The deal includes significant breakthroughs on “common issues,” such as sick leave and workforce adjustment, the details of which were hammered out by the common issues committee earlier this week. Read the article here. Summary ...
July 5, 2016

Members of Local 576 in Windsor stand up for their rights!

The representation by the membership of CEIU Local 576 in Windsor, Ontario for the Day of Action on June 8th, 2016 in support of their bargaining team was exceptional!
July 4, 2014

Day of Action June 19, 2014

Pictures of members in Hamilton, Ontario (Locals 00649 & 00627) wearing CEIU Ontario t-shirts for the June 19 Day of Action.

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