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CS Group - Bargaining Update #12

Dear CS Group members and delegates to the 2015 CS Group AGM.

The CS Group has come a long way since its last annual general meeting in 2014. On August 21st, 2014, the CS Group received the Notice to Bargain from the Treasury Board. We continued our preparations and in parallel, we began consultations for the essential services designations. Our collective agreement expired on December 21, 2014.

On Friday, February 6, 2015, we met with Treasury Board to exchange proposals for the renewal of the collective agreement. The CS Group submitted a number of demands from improving Overtime and Leave to regulating performance management and professional development. We submitted demands on stopping subcontracting and privatization. We stressed to the Treasury Board that changes to the clause on Contracting Out/Privatization were crucial in reaching a tentative agreement.

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Message to members - June 15, 2015

Dear CS members:

This week, from June 16 to 18, your Bargaining Team will be meeting once again with the employer to discuss our next collective agreement.


We would like to thank all of those who showed their colours at the last meetings with the employer, in March and April. Once again, your Bargaining Team needs your unwavering support to show that we are proud to serve Canadians.

The real weight we have during bargaining sessions comes from the participation of all members. During these crucial days for all of us, let’s stand together. Wear your bandanas and any other visibility items proudly. Come together for a few moments to show your solidarity.

Take pictures, post them on Facebook and Twitter, or send them to us by email so that we can post them on our website. Or you can simply send us words of encouragement. Include #nego2015 and @cs_groupnoc in your tweets so that we can track them.

Be creative and feel free to take funny photos, if you wish. And encourage your co-workers to do the same!

Better together!

Stan Buday, President, CS Group 
Robert Tellier, CS Group Bargaining Officer 
Miguel Daraîche-Leblanc, President, CS Group National Organizing Committee

CS Group and Employer Bargaining Proposals

For more details please consult PIPSC website:

CS Bargaining - CS Bytes No. 11

April 21, 2015

To All proud CS Members

Let me first thank all of you who continue to show your support in this round of Bargaining. We have received some great comments and words of encouragement. Your Bargaining Team is very appreciative of them. We are also very proud of all the activities you are undertaking in support of bargaining and of the photos you are posting.

Your photos are inspiring because they demonstrate that the CS Group is powerful, and its power is based in its membership.  Please allow me to explain. There exists different kinds of power, and Organized Membership is one kind. The strength of Organized Membership is achieved by gathering individual people in the workplace and moving together as a group to a place of Organized Power. 


Read more: CS Bargaining - CS Bytes No. 11

CS Bargaining - CS Byte #10

March 10, 2015

To All proud CS Members

Your CS Bargaining Team met with the employer on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th in Ottawa. We would like to thank everyone who showed their colours. Please check out the CS Facebook page for photos of engaged members. Without your continued encouragement and show of support, we will not succeed. 

This first session of bargaining followed the initial exchange of proposals on February 6, 2015.  During this first session, the employer wasted no time in presenting the Government’s proposals to reduce your sick leave provisions. The Group has no intention to discuss sick leave with the Employer until the non-monetary issues have been sufficiently addressed, which is consistent with the approach taken in other rounds of bargaining.  Furthermore, any decisions relating to sick leave must first be discussed with all the other Treasury Board Groups within PIPSC and all of the other federal public sector bargaining agents and approved by the Institute.

Read more: CS Bargaining - CS Byte #10

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