We live, work, and play in the National Capital Region. We expect to be safe. Several government heating plants provide heat through miles and miles of tunnels, that are under our feet right now, to nearly 100 buildings in the area. The federal government wants corporations that are only looking to turn a profit – including those with a reputation of corruption and mismanagement – to take over those heating plants. This is reckless and could threaten your safety.
October 1, 2018
September 20, 2018
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its 2019 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). Under the AFB plan, No Time To Lose, the 95 per cent of Canadian families who earn less than $254,000 a year will be better off on average due to both tax and transfer changes, and new social programs including a long overdue national pharmacare plan, universal child care and free tuition. This can all be achieved while maintaining historically low deficits.
August 20, 2018
A year has passed. Another hard winter is approaching quickly. The rail line is still not fixed. The community is still without necessary goods and services. Enough is enough. It is time to use federal government resources to fix that rail line immediately.
August 16, 2018
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will have their voices heard during the next round of negotiations with the Treasury Board of Canada, their future employer, once deemed into the federal public service in 2020.
August 15, 2018
Canadian Forces Bases in Greenwood and Kingston are letting go of cleaning staff who have provided high-quality, dependable service to the base for decades. We’ve all heard stories of service quality declining when private companies replace public sector workers. These jobs should be good jobs, in the public service, with workers who provide quality service and continuity to base members.
July 12, 2018
As Treasury Board bargaining resumed this week, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) responded to the employer’s proposals with a clear mandate for improvements to working conditions.
July 12, 2018
Federal public service workers suffering from Phoenix are finally receiving better service now that the contracted-out call centre has transitioned to one fully staffed by federal public service employees.
July 9, 2018
Yvon Barrière was elected Regional Executive Vice-President for Quebec on June 29, 2018. He previously held the position of Quebec Regional Vice-President for the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE).
June 29, 2018
The PSAC joins with unions around the world in condemning the United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v AFSCME as an attack on the ability of public sector unions to improve the lives of workers and their families. The case involved an employee named Mark Janus who argued he should not be required to pay union fees even though his union, AFSCME, has a legal obligation to represent him, and despite the benefits he receives as a result of being covered by a union contract.
June 22, 2018
Operational Services (SV) group proposals at-a-glance