On April 28, the Day of Mourning, we remember all those who have been killed or injured because of their work. Today we also commit to protect the living and ensure that we can prevent, and actively address, harassment and violence in the workplace.
April 17, 2018
The government has announced that Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Members will join the federal public service on May 21, 2020. The ‘deeming’ of RCMP CMs was initially scheduled for April, 2018 but was delayed because of ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system. Acting RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau believes the new deeming date will allow the government to stabilize Phoenix before RCMP CMs join the federal public service.
April 6, 2018
As many as one in three PSAC members affected by Phoenix have incurred out-of-pocket expenses. When the Phoenix nightmare began, one of the first things PSAC did was secure a claims process for expenses incurred because of inaccurate pay. We encourage our members to claim these expenses. There is no deadline for submitting these claims. If you incurred expenses due to a pay problem in 2016 or 2017, you are still eligible to file. What is covered?
March 9, 2018
The PSAC Negotiator for our FB group was contacted by Treasury Board and told that the employer has a new mandate. As a result, we are in the process of setting dates to return to the bargaining table during the week of March 19th. Thank you to all of the CIU-PSAC members at CBSA from coast to coast to coast for participating in our on-going mobilization activities. Updates will be provided as things progress.
March 1, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada supports the government’s intention to improve harassment complaint procedures, protect complainant confidentiality and – after 25 years – finally extend basic health and safety protections to staff of the House of Commons, Senate, Library, and Parliament as a whole, including over 600 PSAC members.
February 27, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is encouraged by the funding commitment for Phoenix in this budget. However, the budget does not include an exemption from paying back the gross amount for overpayments in 2017. Our members complied with this government’s instructions to report overpayments by January 19 and yet thousands of members will still need to pay back the gross because of the government’s inability to process their reports.
February 22, 2018
Today. the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released its 2018 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), putting forward a sustainable plan to deliver a green economy and a more equitable society for Canadians.
February 15, 2018
PSAC has succeeded in achieving two long-overdue improvements to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP): coverage of non-oral contraceptive methods and an electronic system for making vision care and paramedical claims.
February 5, 2018
Alberta The law in Alberta states that you shall refuse all unsafe work if you believe there is an imminent danger (that is not normal for the occupation or activity) to yourself or others caused by a tool, appliance, equipment or work procedure at the worksite, according to Section 35 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Here’s how you can refuse unsafe work:
February 5, 2018
Federal When you have “reasonable cause to believe there is a danger” you may refuse to work under the Canada Labour Code, Part II. In order to do this, you must notify your employer of your refusal and the safety reasons for the refusal. The employer must then investigate in your presence, unless you decline to participate.