PSAC’s national campaign for a high-quality universal child care system is even more pressing with today’s release of the federal-provincial-territorial framework agreement on early learning and child care. “We have to continue to push, working with the entire child care movement and sector, because what was announced today is not good enough and does not live up to the Liberal Party’s electoral promise to negotiate a framework agreement to make high quality affordable child care for all a reality,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
June 8, 2017
PSAC welcomes the agreement made by the leaders of the BC NDP and BC Green Party to form a new, progressive, provincial government. Both parties made strong commitments to addressing inequality, strengthening public services, taking action on climate, and implementing electoral and campaign finance reform. PSAC also congratulates two new Members of the BC Legislature who come from the PSAC family. Bowinn Ma, a PSAC member who works as a Project Engineer at Vancouver International Airport, was elected as the BC NDP MLA in North Vancouver-Lonsdale.
May 25, 2017
PSAC welcomes the news that the government has heard our demand to hire more staff for the Miramichi pay centre and the satellite pay centres.
May 11, 2017
PSAC is proud to announce that two leaders in our union have been elected to positions in the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). New CLC executive vice-president Former NCR Regional Executive Vice-President Larry Rousseau has been elected as one of the CLC’s executive vice-president. A staunch labour activist, Larry had been a member of PSAC’s Alliance Executive Committee from 2011 to 2017.
May 3, 2017
PSAC National President Robyn Benson and National Executive Vice President Chris Aylward attended a meeting with senior government officials regarding Phoenix
May 2, 2017
April 28, 2017
Representatives from several public service unions reacted cautiously yesterday to the creation of a government working group to tackle the Phoenix pay system.
April 27, 2017
Asian Heritage Month was first officially recognized in December 2001, when the Canadian Senate adopted the month of May as Asian Heritage Month.
April 26, 2017
More than half of Canadians think privatization of airports is a bad idea and that it would result in more expensive, less pleasant travel, according to a poll being released by the Angus Reid Institute on Wednesday.
April 26, 2017
The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28, was established to remember those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job. It also recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to prevent exposures, injuries and fatalities on the job and to celebrate their victories. Asbestos: Still work to do Last year’s announcement that the federal government will ban asbestos is a victory for those who have lost someone they love, for those who know they are at risk of losing their own life, and for health and safety activists.