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.
September 11, 2017
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.”
July 26, 2017
The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line at the Winnipeg Airport on the morning of July 24. After seven days of intense mediation, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp.
July 19, 2017
Here’s a Q&A on unionization and other issues of concern for Civilian Members in the RCMP.
July 17, 2017
The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. Learn more
July 5, 2017
These days, fewer and fewer jobs offer any sort of retirement plan – leaving more people feeling insecure and worrying about their futures. Shouldn’t government be building back retirement security for hard working Canadians? Learn more: http://pensions.psacunion.ca/
June 28, 2017
The House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee has unanimously called for better protection for federal whistleblowers. Their latest report, Strengthening the protection of the public interest within the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, addresses all of PSAC’s recommendations to the committee.
June 21, 2017
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.