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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.
October 25, 2016
The Phoenix pay system has created serious financial consequences and significant stress for many federal public service workers. In the wake of our campaign to #FixPhoenix, the government has agreed to compensate public service workers for Phoenix-related losses. If you have incurred out-of-pocket expenses because of incomplete or inaccurate pay with Phoenix, you can file a claim.
October 14, 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada congratulates the 17 winners of this year’s scholarship awards.
October 6, 2016
A proactive pay equity law has been needed for decades
September 14, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the 2015 election would be the last one under Canada’s outdated, unfair first-past-the-post electoral system. A special House of Commons committee is tasked with hearing from witnesses and making recommendations to the government by early December.

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