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2024 Arbitration Decision on Collective Agreement with the City of Ottawa

The arbitrator has now made their decision and we have received the final and binding new collective agreement. 

We are very disappointed. 

The employer proposed pay increases of 1.8% for 2023, 2% for 2024 and 2% for 2025. This is not in keeping with trends in the sector, does not keep up with inflation and shows a clear disrespect for CIPP members.  

Despite the great efforts of many CIPP members and our CIPP Bargaining Team, the arbitrator chose to award salary increases of 2.5% for 2023, 2.5% for 2024 and 2.5% for 2025.  

In their dissent to the decision our Nominee on the panel wrote, “for some reason, the Chair has arbitrarily decided to award wage increases that fail to address the evidence that was before the Board and fail to engage with the predominant response of leading Ontario interest arbitrators over the past year.” 

CIPP members have done everything right, and still, the employer and arbitrator have not ensured fair pay increases.  

On April 30 at 12 PM, we will come together for the CIPP Collective Agreement Briefing.  

At the briefing we will review changes to the collective agreement, discuss actions CIPP members can take to put pressure on the employer and answer your questions. 

This collective agreement will cover the period of January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2025. It will take some time to finalize the formal Collective Agreement document and we will share that with you when it is complete. 

Please note that all members will receive retroactive pay by July 10, 2024. 

The Bargaining Team has prepared a summary of the most important components of the new collective agreement below.