Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

May 25, 2006 12:00 ET

PIPSC: Media Advisory-Computer Systems Professionals Rally Across Canada for Contract

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2006) - Federal government computer systems professionals, unionized with the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada will rally tomorrow in various locations across Canada to show solidarity and support to their bargaining team.

Date: Friday, May 26, 2006

Time: noon

Place: Various Locations across Canada
Please refer to list attached

The CS Group represents 12,000 computer programmers, analysts and other informatics specialists in the federal government. Their collective agreement expired on Dec. 21, 2004. Negotiations with their employer, the Treasury Board of Canada, have reached an impasse and the group has asked for the assistance of a Conciliation Board. Hearings are scheduled for May 27 and 28. Seven days after the Conciliation Board's report and if no agreement has been reached, the CS Group will be in legal strike position.

The CS Group will be sending a clear message that the delivery of services to Canadians is in serious jeopardy with looming strike action. Government relies on computer professionals to run its complex computer networks to deliver services to the Canadian population. This service will be compromised if a reasonable solution is not offered to resolve the CS labour impasse.

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is a national union representing 50,000 professionals and scientists across Canada.


(All Rallies to take place at NOON, unless otherwise indicated)

Charlottetown, PEI Belleville, ON
Daniel J MacDonald (DJM) Building Service Canada Building
161 Grafton St. 494 Dundas St. E.

Halifax, NS Toronto, ON
Dominion Public Building Joseph Shepard Building
1713 Bedford Row 4900 Yonge St.

Amherst, NS CFB Trenton, ON
Heritage Building Southside Gate, Hwy #2

Bathurst, NB CFB Kingston, ON
Nicholas Denys Building Canex Gate
120 Harbourview Blvd 12:15 p.m.

Moncton, NB Kingston, ON
Government of Canada Building Collins Bay Institution
1081 Main St. Bath Road

Oromocto, NB National Capital Region
CFB Gagetown Treasury Board Secretariat
L'Esplanade Laurier
Shediac, NB Bank St. at Laurier Ave. West
Superannuation Building
Edmonton, AB
Quebec Canada Place
CFB Montreal 97th St and Jasper Ave.

CFB St-Jean Vancouver, BC
Library Square (North West Plaza)
CFB Valcartier 300 West Georgia Street
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert
Victoria, BC
Place Bonaventure - PWGSC 816 Government Street,
(Old Postal Building)
Dorval - Environment Canada 12:30

Quebec City - Fisheries & Oceans Nanaimo, BC
Canada PBS Courtyard,
12:00 - 12:30

Contact Information

  • Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada
    Francine Pressault
    Media & Government Relations Officer
    (613) 228-6310, ext. 2228
    or (613) 794-9369