As we begin another round of bargaining with Treasury Board, negotiations now will take place in a much fairer bargaining environment thanks to the efforts of our members. Since 2013, our union and our members have been fighting back against the Conservative government’s changes restricting our bargaining rights that were contained in their budget implementation bill, C-4.
June 16, 2016
June 13, 2016
I want to thank everyone who came out on June 8 to make our National Day of Action the overwhelming success that it was. In every province and territory of our country, in isolated outposts, in rural communities and in major city centres, we spoke with one united and powerful voice. Together, we sent a loud and clear message to the employer. Respect us, and respect our bargaining teams. We will accept nothing less. We are done with waiting for the “sunny ways” which we’ve been promised to translate into meaningful change at the bargaining table.
June 8, 2016
PSAC members who work within Treasury Board, Parks Canada, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are taking part in actions all across Canada today.
April 28, 2016
Our bargaining team signed a settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
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
PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy
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.
March 30, 2015
One of the hallmarks of a healthy democracy is the ability of citizens to participate freely and actively in determining who they elect to govern and make decisions on their behalf. PSAC members are encouraged to take an active role in exercising their democratic political rights by:
February 2, 2015
Eight young workers from across the country participated in PSAC’s first national young worker committee meeting in Ottawa from January 10-11