NPF ratification votes to be held this week 

Ratification votes for PSAC-UNDE members working for NPF in Bagotville, Kingston, Montreal–St-Jean, Ottawa, Petawawa, and Valcartier will begin this week, following the announcement of a potential settlement to resolve outstanding bargaining issues.

The settlement provides increases of 4.6% per year totaling 13.75% — compounded to 14.5% — over the duration of the agreement, which would expire in 2025.

The settlement also includes a commitment to consult with the union on the implementation of a single national job classification for all jobs, with an objective of negotiating revised rates of pay in future collective agreements.

Members will remain on strike while ratification votes are held for members at bases in Ontario and Quebec.

Ratification vote information

Ratification votes will be held in person for each bargaining unit in Bagotville, Kingston, Montreal–St-Jean, Ottawa, Petawawa, and Valcartier.

If you are not currently a union member — also known as a RAND because you’ve never signed a union card — please sign an electronic membership card or speak to your PSAC regional representative to ensure you are eligible to vote. If you are no longer a member in good standing, please request that your status as a PSAC member in good standing be reinstated or maintained.

All members must attend a mandatory information session before voting for their respective bargaining unit.

Following the mandatory information session, you may also attend the Q&A session to learn more about your tentative agreement. These sessions are not mandatory but will give you the opportunity to ask questions about your agreement with PSAC staff and your bargaining team.

Ratification schedule

  • Bagotville: Thursday, April 18, 2 p.m. ET, La Saguenéenne – Hôtel et Centre de Congrès, 250 rue des Saguenéens – Chicoutimi (Rivière Valin B Room) 
  • Kingston: Wednesday, April 17, 9 a.m. ET, PSAC Kingston Regional Office, 863 Princess Street, Kingston (Suite 201) 
  • Montreal–St-Jean: Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m. ET, Hôtel Alt Quartier DIX30, 6500 boulevard de Rome, Brossard (Indigo Room) 
  • Ottawa: Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m. ET, Holiday Inn Ottawa East, 1199 Joseph Cyr Street, Ottawa (Frobisher/Hudson Room) 
  • Petawawa: Thursday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. ET, Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, 900 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke (Settlers 2 Room) 
  • Valcartier: Thursday, April 18, 9 a.m. ET, Fonds de solidarité FTQ, 5000 boul. des Gradins, Québec (Pichette-Noel Room) 

Ratification is an essential part of the bargaining process. In order for PSAC-UNDE members to receive their new rates of pay and retroactive pay, the memorandum of settlement must first be ratified. 



April 16, 2024