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Government reaches a tentative agreement with the IBEW for the electronics group

by CM staff   

Financing Manufacturing Operations Public Sector electronics group government of Canada International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers tentative agreement wage increases

The settlement includes wage increases of over 10 per cent over four years.

OTTAWA — On April 6, the Government of Canada and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 2228 (IBEW) reached a tentative settlement that, upon ratification, will apply to approximately 1,100 public service employees in the Electronics (EL) bargaining unit.

The settlement includes wage increases of over 10 per cent over four years.

The Government and the IBEW agreed to continue discussions in order to simplify pay rules and processes, and to work together on the ongoing implementation of the hybrid workplace.

Negotiations between the Government and IBEW have been productive and focused on key priorities. Both parties have demonstrated a commitment to negotiate in the best interests of employees.


Once approved, employees will see improvements to their collective agreements, including wage enhancements within the normal timelines. This will bring employees predictability of pay and other terms and conditions of the collective agreement.

“We are very pleased with the successful outcome for the Electronics group,” said Mona Fortier, President of the Treasury Board. “Both parties came to the table focussed on key priorities, resulting in an agreement that is fair for employees and reasonable for taxpayers. I thank the IBEW for their collaboration at the bargaining table, benefitting their members and our employees.”

The Government of Canada is currently negotiating with 26 out of 28 bargaining units across the public service, with two agreements signed.


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