La Fraternité des constables du contrôle routier du Québec (FCCRQ), representing Quebec highway patrol officers, recently voted in favour of affiliating with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The FCCRQ represents 300 members, making PSAC the largest Canadian union representing public safety workers with more than 13,000 members – from Border Services Officers and firefighters to park wardens, fishery officers, First Nations police and Coast Guard patrols.
August 21, 2019
August 19, 2019
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members working at Casino Woodbine in Toronto ratified a new collective agreement that includes historic gains for its members and sets a strong precedent for the entire gaming sector. Victories include sweeping wage increases, improvements to their pension plan and initiatives to address precarious work at the casino. Members ratified their contract with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) on August 15, 2019.
August 16, 2019
People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic. There is a positive obligation on employers to identify and remove barriers in the workplace. The duty to accommodate requires employers to proactively identify and eliminate rules, policies, practices and standards that have a discriminatory impact. Accommodation means reviewing and revising the rule, policy, practice or standard to incorporate alternative arrangements that eliminate discriminatory barriers.
August 12, 2019
PSAC’s bargaining team representing members at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a sixth bargaining session for a new collective agreement on August 7 and 8.
August 1, 2019
Our PSAC-Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) bargaining team raised issues around vacation leave, medical notes, student workers and firearm practice time during negotiations with Treasury Board/Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) July 30 to August 1. The team also reached an agreement to fairly compensate CBSA dog handlers. Other key issues discussed at the table include: Protections from CBSA Management
July 22, 2019
The goal of the Association of Public Service Alliance Retirees (APSAR) is to provide resources to all retired former PSAC members and those over 50 years old. We are a united front, protecting the interests of retired union members, or those who are set to leave the public service soon. APSAR serves retirees in the following ways:
June 14, 2019
Our PSAC--CIU bargaining team representing FBs rejected concessions to job security and again pushed for 25 and out retirement during negotiations the week of June 10.
May 28, 2019
PSAC members have long benefited from discounts on a number of products and services, but as of April 2nd, members will have many additional options to save as part of our new partnership with Union Savings. Together, with unions across the country, Union Savings offers a wide variety of regularly updated discounts for you and your family members. It’s very easy to access:
May 28, 2019
Today, PSAC’s Parks bargaining team will be returning to Ottawa to negotiate with Parks Canada representatives. Meetings will take place over three days from May 28 to 30. Last time, PSAC’s Parks negotiating team saw some movement at the bargaining table, but in small increments. Although the employer did come to the table with more language, they still showed reluctance to move on major items.
May 23, 2019
Why is acupuncture covered only if it’s performed by a physician? PSAC strongly supports changing this provision in the Plan. The fact that acupuncture must be performed by a physician means that for most members, it is effectively not covered as it is almost impossible to find a physician who performs acupuncture. We will be pushing for this change to be made when we next negotiate the terms of the Plan. Why isn’t medical cannabis covered?