The Trudeau government’s Fall fiscal update fails to address the growing child care crisis in Canada and lacks new investments in quality public services. The increase to the Canada Child Benefit does not go far enough to help Canadian parents who need better child care options. Creating a universal, affordable, quality child care system is the best way to help families struggling with rising child care fees.
October 24, 2017
October 23, 2017
Recent revelations about Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s failure to both disclose all his financial assets and put his investments in a blind trust has renewed calls for the Liberal government to abandon Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act. “Bill C-27 is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “The government should be taking steps to build stronger retirement security for hard working Canadians, rather than putting forward legislation that puts pensions at risk.”
October 20, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is deeply concerned with the passing of Bill 62, the “Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality”, by the Quebec National Assembly. The legislation bans provincial and municipal public service workers, as well as those who receive these public services, from wearing face coverings. Although the Quebec government argues this legislation does not intend to target any specific religion, in reality, it will disproportionately impact Muslim women who wear a face veil, such as the niqab.
October 5, 2017
PSAC representatives met with Treasury Board to discuss the differences in the RCMP Superannuation Act and the Public Service Superannuation Act.
September 27, 2017
Many civilian members (CM) will become PSAC members upon deeming. For some, this will be your first membership in a union. Many of you have questions about the role of the union and how it will work for you. One of the best ways to answer these questions is to hear from existing members.
September 21, 2017
In one month – on October 19, 2017 - it will be the second anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. It is also day that the federal government has chosen to impose as a deadline for employees of the Vegreville Immigration Centre.
September 11, 2017
Two more provinces—PEI and New Brunswick—have signed bilateral agreements with the federal government to expand and improve early learning and child care services. The three-year bilateral agreements say how the federal government’s transfer payments to the provinces for child care will be spent.
August 25, 2017
Recent media coverage claims that nearly half of public servants paid by Phoenix have reported problems. However, this new data cannot be accepted at face value.
August 23, 2017
Despite an attempt this weekend by the union to return to the table to end the Winnipeg Airport strike that has been in effect since July 24, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is doubling-down on its efforts to contract out their employees’ work. WAA has been falsely telling the media that we did not respond to their last offer before the strike began. We did respond even though they didn’t like the answer but just to be sure, we attempted to re-start a meaningful negotiation this weekend and WAA’s answer was clear.
August 4, 2017
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.”