More than 400 members from the Slots at Woodbine ratified a new collective agreement in a vote held August 3, 2017. The workers had been locked out by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for nearly three weeks, during which time pickets were held at the Woodbine site seven days a week for over 12 hours a day. “The courage and commitment of these members cannot be overstated,” said Sharon DeSousa, Regional Executive Vice President for the PSAC Ontario Region. “They fought hard for a fair contract and stood together during an extremely difficult time.”
August 4, 2017
July 26, 2017
The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line at the Winnipeg Airport on the morning of July 24. After seven days of intense mediation, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp.
July 19, 2017
Here’s a Q&A on unionization and other issues of concern for Civilian Members in the RCMP.
July 17, 2017
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. Learn more
July 5, 2017
These days, fewer and fewer jobs offer any sort of retirement plan – leaving more people feeling insecure and worrying about their futures. Shouldn’t government be building back retirement security for hard working Canadians? Learn more: http://pensions.psacunion.ca/
June 28, 2017
The House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee has unanimously called for better protection for federal whistleblowers. Their latest report, Strengthening the protection of the public interest within the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, addresses all of PSAC’s recommendations to the committee.
June 21, 2017
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.
June 13, 2017
PSAC’s national campaign for a high-quality universal child care system is even more pressing with today’s release of the federal-provincial-territorial framework agreement on early learning and child care. “We have to continue to push, working with the entire child care movement and sector, because what was announced today is not good enough and does not live up to the Liberal Party’s electoral promise to negotiate a framework agreement to make high quality affordable child care for all a reality,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
June 8, 2017
PSAC welcomes the agreement made by the leaders of the BC NDP and BC Green Party to form a new, progressive, provincial government. Both parties made strong commitments to addressing inequality, strengthening public services, taking action on climate, and implementing electoral and campaign finance reform. PSAC also congratulates two new Members of the BC Legislature who come from the PSAC family. Bowinn Ma, a PSAC member who works as a Project Engineer at Vancouver International Airport, was elected as the BC NDP MLA in North Vancouver-Lonsdale.