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July 15, 2015
 Almost 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that federal public service employees have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. At that time, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these employees to take part in any political activities except casting their vote. The Court agreed that political activity is consistent with the Charter of Rights and Freedom’s guarantee of freedom of expression to individuals.
July 15, 2015
In 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court of Appeal decision that struck down restrictions on the political rights of federal public service employees. The Court also confirmed that restrictions on political activities should not apply to the vast majority of federal workers. Until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.
June 19, 2015
The Treasury Board bargaining teams returned to Ottawa June 15-19 to continue working towards their next collective agreement
June 19, 2015
PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy
June 19, 2015
Our SV bargaining team resumed negotiations with Treasury Board from June 15 to 18. The team made it clear at the bargaining table that we do not plan to back down on sick leave, despite the government’s threat to circumvent negotiations using provisions in Bill C-59. The Bill authorizes Treasury Board to unilaterally modify collective agreements to remove sick leave and impose a short- and long-term disability plan. The Supreme Court established the right to collective bargaining as a Charter right – and we will continue to defend that right.
June 19, 2015
The employer again presented their sick-leave plan, but we maintained our stance since they presented no improvements. 
June 18, 2015
In negotiations this week with Treasury Board/CBSA, our FB bargaining team made it clear that we do not plan to back down on sick leave, despite the government’s threat to circumvent negotiations using provisions in Bill C-59
June 17, 2015
PSAC opposes the new Standard on Security Screening Employees have a right to privacy. While there are some times when privacy rights have to be balanced with security needs, privacy must be protected unless there is a clear security-related reason. We believe the new Standard on Security Screening goes way too far and most of the measures are not necessary to ensure security. The government has not shown any need for these new measures.
June 9, 2015
 Actions that can be undertaken in locals and at the workplace Communication and mobilization Locals with members employed in contact centres can:
June 1, 2015
Our bargaining team came to Ottawa May 26th to 28th to prepare for the next round of negotiations with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

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