Collective bargaining has officially begun for 90,000 PSAC members. This week, PSAC bargaining teams met with Treasury Board officials. Both the union and the employer exchanged their bargaining proposals and clarified initial questions. Federal public service workers in the Program and Administrative Services (PA), Technical Services (TC), Education and Library Science (EB) and Operational Services (SV) bargaining units are seeking new collective agreements in this round of bargaining.
May 24, 2018
The ongoing crisis in Churchill, Manitoba is a painful reminder that the privatization of public infrastructure and services is never in the best interests of Canadians
May 23, 2018
PSAC is calling on the Prime Minister to follow through on his government’s commitment to address the undue hardships caused by the Phoenix pay system by coming to an agreement on damages with the unions representing federal public service workers. “Government representatives at the table say they are waiting for a mandate. Well, it’s time Prime Minister Trudeau gave them one,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward.
May 22, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is warning against the recent proposal by Montreal Airport Authority CEO Philippe Rainville, to partially privatize the city’s airport.
May 17, 2018
The Union of Taxation Employees (UTE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), supports the federal Liberal government’s opposition to calls for a single tax return administered solely by Quebec. “Having Quebec collect both provincial and federal taxes would devastate communities that rely on the stable jobs at federal tax offices in the province,” said Marc Brière, Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) National President.
May 17, 2018
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17th), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) joins in solidarity with LGBTQ2+ workers in the growing movement to eradicate discrimination. The fight for LGBTQ2+ rights is far from over Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit people continue to face discrimination and harassment at work and in their daily lives:
May 11, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that sections in Quebec’s pay equity law reinforce pay discrimination and are unconstitutional. “This decision clearly states that pay inequities based on gender are a violation of women’s rights under section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward. “It also provides the federal government with a useful roadmap to drafting a new federal, proactive pay equity law.”
May 5, 2018
Chris Aylward was elected as the National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada at PSAC’s 18th National Triennial Convention in May 2018. He previously served as PSAC’s National Executive Vice-President from 2012-2018.
May 1, 2018
Delegates focused their attention on proposed changes to PSAC’s Constitution which governs the overall functioning of the union. The following amendments were made:
April 30, 2018
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian heritage and their contributions to Canada. It is also an opportunity to understand some of the challenges facing racialized people of Asian descent in Canada. History of racial discrimination Since the 1800s, immigrants of Asian descent faced racism and discrimination in the forms of restrictive immigration laws, the denial of their right to vote, segregation and other basic human rights abuses.