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Media Advisory: PIPSC Union Members in Special Meeting to Prepare 2014 Bargaining Round with Federal Government

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- Over the next three days, more than 200 federal government professionals, members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), will be meeting in Ottawa to develop a strategy for collective bargaining with the federal government.

Some 90% of PIPSC members' collective agreements are set to expire in 2014. The current round of bargaining coincides with deep, ongoing program and staff cuts and government assaults against unions and labour rights, which are expected to resume when the House of Commons resumes sitting next week. Members of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) will closely assess the government's latest omnibus legislation - Bill C-4 - and will develop plans to challenge or at least mitigate its impacts on collective bargaining as well as the impacts of the government's promised assaults on salaries, sick leave and employee performance.


Date:       January 22-24, 2013

Location:   Westin Hotel, Ottawa (11 Colonel By Dr.)

                          EVENTS OPEN FOR MEDIA

EVENTS      Panel Discussion - The Future of Bargaining & Labour Relations
            in the Public Service
            Wednesday, January 22, 2014
            7:00-9:00 p.m.
            Ottawa Westin Hotel - Governor General I/II Room
            Panellists:

            - The Honourable Mauril Belanger (MP Ottawa Vanier, Liberal)
            - Paul Dewar (MP Ottawa Centre, NDP)
            - Steven Barrett, Legal Counsel Sack Goldblatt Mitchell
            - Claude Denis, Director of the School of Political Studies,
            University of Ottawa

            Press Point /Scrum
            Speaker: PIPSC new President, Debi Daviau
            Friday, January 24, 2014
            3:00 p.m.
            Ottawa Westin Hotel - Governor General I/II Room

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada represents some 55,000 professionals and scientists across Canada's public sector.

NOTE:

1. Follow-us on Twitter at Twitter.com/PIPSC_IPFPC. Use or follow hashtag #NegoPIPSC2014 and tweet to @PIPSC_IPFPC

Contacts:
Johanne Fillion
(613) 228-6310 ext 2303
(613) 883-4900 (cell)

Pierre Villon
(613) 228-6310 ext 2228
(613) 794-9369 (cell)
http://www.pipsc.ca
Facebook.com/PIPSC.IPFPC

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