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 5, 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.
April 27, 2018
Members working at Parks Canada Agency have ratified a new collective agreement in a series of votes held across the country during the past six weeks. The four-year agreement expires on August 4, 2018. The new collective agreement includes an agreed-to definition of ‘family’, improved leave provisions, improved member protections and monetary compensation for members. You can see a full summary of the Parks Canada agreement here.
April 27, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada, and its component, the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) are cautiously celebrating the successful outcome of our campaign to protect airports from privatization.
April 26, 2018
You have the right to be paid correctly and on-time and, if you are not, you have the right to file a grievance. Filing a grievance is an important procedural step that protects your right to have the dispute resolved by the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board. It also means the employer must meet with you and your union representative.
April 26, 2018
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.