The Liberal government’s response to recommendations to strengthen the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act is completely inadequate. Earlier this year, the House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee produced a report that was critical of the current law and made recommendations to improve the Act.
November 15, 2017
November 14, 2017
PSAC’s priority remains getting our members paid correctly and on time. We welcome any system that would pay our members. It is unacceptable that, after nearly two years, the federal government still can’t pay its employees properly.
November 8, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see the government propose stronger legislation to address harassment and sexual violence at work and now offer protection to Parliament Hill staff, including more than 600 PSAC members. The proposed legislation, Bill C-65, would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.
October 31, 2017
PSAC is taking swift action in response to Treasury Board’s admission that it will not be meeting the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements. On behalf of the over 100,000 workers covered by these agreements, PSAC will file a complaint with the federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board.
October 26, 2017
In a victory for women across the federal public service, The Treasury Board has agreed to cover all forms of contraceptives under the Public Service Health Care Plan pending an agreement with federal public sector unions. The decision comes after mounting pressure from Public Service Alliance of Canada National President Robyn Benson to offer greater choice for women taking birth control.
October 25, 2017
The Liberal government has introduced a new bill, C-62, that will reverse the attacks made by the former Conservative government on the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.
October 24, 2017
The Trudeau government’s Fall fiscal update fails to address the growing child care crisis in Canada and lacks new investments in quality public services. The increase to the Canada Child Benefit does not go far enough to help Canadian parents who need better child care options. Creating a universal, affordable, quality child care system is the best way to help families struggling with rising child care fees.
October 23, 2017
Recent revelations about Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s failure to both disclose all his financial assets and put his investments in a blind trust has renewed calls for the Liberal government to abandon Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act. “Bill C-27 is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “The government should be taking steps to build stronger retirement security for hard working Canadians, rather than putting forward legislation that puts pensions at risk.”
October 20, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is deeply concerned with the passing of Bill 62, the “Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality”, by the Quebec National Assembly. The legislation bans provincial and municipal public service workers, as well as those who receive these public services, from wearing face coverings. Although the Quebec government argues this legislation does not intend to target any specific religion, in reality, it will disproportionately impact Muslim women who wear a face veil, such as the niqab.
October 5, 2017
PSAC representatives met with Treasury Board to discuss the differences in the RCMP Superannuation Act and the Public Service Superannuation Act.