People around the world will be hitting the streets September 20 and again on September 27 to draw attention to the growing climate crisis. PSAC encourages any members who are able, to show support for and join the Global Climate Strike.
September 20, 2019
September 19, 2019
Our FB bargaining team called on Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) management to retract a disgraceful video that threatens surveillance of members and harsh disciplinary measures. The video, warning FB members that “discipline in the workplace happens” and “the consequences may surprise you,” reinforces the need for better protections against harassment and abuse of authority in the FB collective agreement.
September 12, 2019
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will join the federal public service in less than a year. We understand that many of you still have questions about whether your terms and conditions of employment will change once you join the federal public service. At the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and its component the Union of Safety and Justice Employees – which will represent more than 800 CMs – we’re doing everything in our power to make sure that transition is as seamless as possible. Here are a few updates:
August 28, 2019
August 21, 2019
La Fraternité des constables du contrôle routier du Québec (FCCRQ), representing Quebec highway patrol officers, recently voted in favour of affiliating with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). The FCCRQ represents 300 members, making PSAC the largest Canadian union representing public safety workers with more than 13,000 members – from Border Services Officers and firefighters to park wardens, fishery officers, First Nations police and Coast Guard patrols.
August 19, 2019
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members working at Casino Woodbine in Toronto ratified a new collective agreement that includes historic gains for its members and sets a strong precedent for the entire gaming sector. Victories include sweeping wage increases, improvements to their pension plan and initiatives to address precarious work at the casino. Members ratified their contract with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) on August 15, 2019.
August 16, 2019
People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic. There is a positive obligation on employers to identify and remove barriers in the workplace. The duty to accommodate requires employers to proactively identify and eliminate rules, policies, practices and standards that have a discriminatory impact. Accommodation means reviewing and revising the rule, policy, practice or standard to incorporate alternative arrangements that eliminate discriminatory barriers.
August 12, 2019
PSAC’s bargaining team representing members at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) held a sixth bargaining session for a new collective agreement on August 7 and 8.
August 1, 2019
Our PSAC-Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) bargaining team raised issues around vacation leave, medical notes, student workers and firearm practice time during negotiations with Treasury Board/Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) July 30 to August 1. The team also reached an agreement to fairly compensate CBSA dog handlers. Other key issues discussed at the table include: Protections from CBSA Management
July 22, 2019
The goal of the Association of Public Service Alliance Retirees (APSAR) is to provide resources to all retired former PSAC members and those over 50 years old. We are a united front, protecting the interests of retired union members, or those who are set to leave the public service soon. APSAR serves retirees in the following ways: