The TC (Technical Services) bargaining team was in two days of hearings at the Public Interest Commission (PIC) followed by two days of mediation from December 17 to 19. Unfortunately, there has been no progress in negotiations, as the employer is deeply entrenched in its own positions.
January 6, 2020
December 8, 2019
November 27, 2019
The unions representing Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees are demanding immediate action to address abuse of authority and harassment by management at the agency. In a video released today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) outline several cases which have gone unaddressed by CBSA.
November 20, 2019
The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, part of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, has been working to modernize several classification groups in the core public service. This work is intended to align classification groups, many of which are decades old, with the work of today’s public service. PSAC is ensuring that consultation takes place and that our members are kept informed throughout the process.
November 1, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada will soon be approaching the employer to begin negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement. To ensure that we succeed in achieving the demands of importance to the membership, member participation and direct input into the process is critical.
October 31, 2019
Demands rooted in workplace problems and members’ needs: The strongest demands come out of demonstrated workplace needs. This would include:
October 10, 2019
The Conservatives’ recently announced anti-immigration plan will harm asylum seekers, undermine the integrity of the refugee claims process, and could lead to the creation of detention centres at the border. On Wednesday, Andrew Scheer pledged that if elected, his government would renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows asylum seekers to make a refugee claim even if they enter at an unofficial border crossing, and move refugee judges closer to ‘hotspots’ along the border to help expedite refugee claims.
October 10, 2019
The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Board has upheld PSAC’s decision to declare impasse in Parks Canada bargaining. In August, the employer disputed PSAC’s determination that both parties had reached an impasse in bargaining. They sent a request to the Labour Board arguing that declaring impasse was “premature” and that both parties had not sufficiently bargained.
October 9, 2019
Federal Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer have said little about how they will treat federal public service workers during this election campaign. While they recently promised to cut federal regulations by 25% — which will undoubtedly lead to public service job cuts — they have been silent on how they will address the 140,000 PSAC members working for the federal government and currently at the bargaining table. Scheer’s silence speaks volumes.
October 1, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on all federal parties to put forward a universal pharmacare plan that gives every Canadian access to the medication they need. To date, both the New Democratic Party and the Greens have pledged to fully fund universal pharmacare, but the Liberals’ promise falls short of the mark, while the Conservatives have rejected the idea outright.