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.
April 21, 2017
April 24, 2017, is the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 and injured 2,500 garment workers.
April 13, 2017
For the first time in Canadian history, Postdoctoral Scholars have won a collective agreement with provisions for child care benefits. An overwhelming majority of Postdoctoral Scholars of PSAC local 901 strongly supported the bargaining demand for child care benefits because they saw it as an equity issue. The membership’s strong strike mandate sent a very clear message to the employer: child care benefits are important and we are willing to take job actions to gain this right.
March 30, 2017
PSAC, along with the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) and others, is pushing the federal government to take leadership and build a quality, affordable child care system that all families can access wherever they live. On March 21, the Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women to provide their view on what a national child care system should look like.