Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

October 25, 2007 09:51 ET

PIPSC Annual General Meeting, November 2-3, 2007

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - Canada's largest multi-profession union, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, will hold its 88th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on November 2-3, 2007 in Ottawa. Four hundred and twenty-five delegates from most federal government departments and agencies and from the provincial public services of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and the Yukon will convene in the International Ballroom (lower level) of the Crowne Plaza Ottawa at 101 Lyon Street for the two-day meeting.

The AGM is the supreme governing body of the Professional Institute. It is the forum where members gather to exchange information, discuss issues, set policy direction and review the finances of the organization.

AGM highlights include President Michele Demers' opening address to the delegates at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 2.

This will be followed by the launch of the union's bargaining campaign as 42,000 members begin the next round to obtain a new collective agreement.

The Institute will also welcome its newest group, the University of Ottawa Information Technology Professionals who joined PIPSC in April.

A dues increase will also be proposed at this AGM; the last increase was agreed upon in 2001. At PIPSC, dues are set at a fixed monthly rate.

Delegates will hear from the candidates seeking the position of President and Vice-President (part-time) at speeches delivered at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Members will vote by mail-in ballots until December 5, 2007. The President and Vice-Presidents are elected using a ranked-choice, or "instant runoff," ballot.

The full agenda and reports are available by clicking on the AGM link at Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada represents 55,000 professionals and scientists across Canada. Its Mission is to represent members collectively and individually, by providing bargaining, labour relations and other member services; by promoting and defending the rights and advancing the interests of members; by safeguarding and promoting professional standards, through an effective network of elected officials, stewards, members and staff.

Contact Information

  • Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Francine Pressault
    613-228-6310 / 1-800-267-0446 x 2228
    613-794-9369 (mobile)