Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada

November 04, 2013 14:44 ET

Media Advisory: Professional Institute to Hold 94th Annual General Meeting in Ottawa This Week on November 8 and 9, 2013

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2013) - Beginning Friday, November 8, one week after Conservative Party of Canada convention delegates adopted the party's most controversial resolutions yet against unions and federal government employees, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC), the country's largest union representing federal government professionals, will hold its 94th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa.

Since their last AGM, PIPSC members have faced an increasingly hostile work environment characterized by deep ongoing cuts to federal government jobs, services and programs; the muzzling of federal scientists; the targeting of union finances through Bill C-377; and the misrepresentation of federal employee sick leave, to name only a few of the Institute's concerns. This year's AGM is especially important since a majority of PIPSC groups will see their collective agreements expire in 2014.

Better government accountability, transparency and democracy will be among the key issues discussed this year. In addition, former Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) Kevin Page will be the keynote speaker, and he will be presented with a special "Public Accountability" award by members of the Institute. Delegates attending the AGM will also participate in a debate on a proposed dues increase, and will hear presentations from presidential candidates prior to the election scheduled for early December.

Date: November 8-9, 2013
Location: Delta City Centre Ottawa
101 Lyon Street, Ottawa
Feature Event: Guest speaker Kevin Page, former Parliamentary Budget Officer
Kevin Page will be introduced by PIPSC President, Gary Corbett
Friday, November 8, 2013
10:15 -11:00 a.m.

PIPSC members will also be presented with a new member engagement initiative aimed at defending professional public services and motivating both members and the general public to work "Better Together."

Event: Presentation of the Better Together Initiative
Date: Friday, November 8, 2013
Time: 11:30 a.m.

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

NOTES:

1. To learn more about the 94th Annual General Meeting (2013), visit http://www.pipsc.ca/portal/page/portal/website/news/events/agm/2013 and/or www.facebook.com/PIPSC.IPFPC.

2. Follow-us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PIPSC_IPFPC. Use our hashtag #PIPSC94 and tweet @PIPSC_IPFPC

Contact Information

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

    Pierre Villon
    (613) 228-6310 extension 2228
    (613) 794-9369 (cell)