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December 2, 2016
Canada’s spending watchdog Michael Ferguson sends a strong message to the federal government: better long-term funding is urgently needed to improve public services
November 30, 2016
PSAC is pleased to announce that we are working with the federal government on a newly created Joint Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion.
November 17, 2016
NDP MP Sheri Benson has introduced a private member’s bill, C-321, to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos and use the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect workers’ health.
November 16, 2016
Our CIU/PSAC bargaining team for Border Services spent nine days in talks with the CBSA and Treasury Board for a new collective agreement
November 16, 2016
Our bargaining team for the Technical Services group spent six days with Treasury Board early November, pushing for a new collective agreement
November 2, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson is calling on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum to rescind the plan to close a case processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta. In a letter to the Minister, Benson warns that the move will have a devastating impact on the Vegreville community, as well as 280 workers and their families. “lt will kill other jobs in the community, close businesses, devastate property values, and undermine the tax base, thus making it harder to operate hospitals, schools and other essential community services,” Benson writes.
October 31, 2016
As the deadline to clear the 80,000 case backlog passes, public sector workers are left with more questions than answers about the Phoenix pay system. While the government acknowledged earlier this month that they would not meet the October 31 deadline, it is unacceptable that a clear plan to fix Phoenix has yet to be articulated.
October 31, 2016
PSAC has always stood for equitable and public post-secondary education that is universally accessible. This Wednesday Nov. 2 is the National Students Day of Action led by the Canadian Federation of Students and sponsored by PSAC and other labour organizations. PSAC firmly stands in solidarity with students in the call for universal education, education justice and public education for the public good.
October 31, 2016
IRCC employees at the Case Processing Centre were shocked to learn on Thursday, Oct. 27, that the Federal government plans to close their processing centre in Vegreville and relocate it to Edmonton by the end of 2018.
October 26, 2016
The Liberal government is following the Conservatives’ lead by introducing legislation that will allow employers to reduce pension benefits. Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, had its first reading in the House of Commons last week. A target benefit pension plan is a big gamble This bill will allow employers to shift from good, defined benefit plans that provide secure and predictable pension benefits, into the much less secure form of target benefits.

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