December 8, 2019
November 29, 2019
Effective December 1, 2019, the coverage of your PSAC Free $5,000 basic life insurance plan will be increasing from $5,000 to $10,000. Coverage will also be extended from 70 years old to 80 for members in good standing. Plus, the accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance will also be increasing from $5,000 to $10,000. No action is required on your part because the change in coverage level will be automatically applied to your policy on December 1, 2019.
November 27, 2019
The unions representing Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) employees are demanding immediate action to address abuse of authority and harassment by management at the agency. In a video released today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) outline several cases which have gone unaddressed by CBSA.
November 22, 2019
PSAC dues are based on the political structure of the union. All members belong to a local, which may have a local dues rate (adopted at its Annual General Meeting). All locals – except for Directly Chartered Locals (DCLs) – are affiliated with a component, which has a dues rate that is adopted at the component’s Triennial Convention. And finally, each component is affiliated with PSAC, which has a rate that is adopted at the National Triennial Convention. All dues rates are democratically decided.
November 20, 2019
The Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer, part of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, has been working to modernize several classification groups in the core public service. This work is intended to align classification groups, many of which are decades old, with the work of today’s public service. PSAC is ensuring that consultation takes place and that our members are kept informed throughout the process.
November 18, 2019
“We collect the data. We have an excellent work ethic. We make the employer look good. We need to be respected.” UNE Local 10021 president Alice Vallee was adamant at this autumn’s Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) bargaining conference that workers in SSO regional offices and field interviewers will be looking for respect at the bargaining table in the upcoming round of negotiations.
October 10, 2019
The Conservatives’ recently announced anti-immigration plan will harm asylum seekers, undermine the integrity of the refugee claims process, and could lead to the creation of detention centres at the border. On Wednesday, Andrew Scheer pledged that if elected, his government would renegotiate the Safe Third Country Agreement (STCA), which allows asylum seekers to make a refugee claim even if they enter at an unofficial border crossing, and move refugee judges closer to ‘hotspots’ along the border to help expedite refugee claims.
October 9, 2019
Federal Conservatives led by Andrew Scheer have said little about how they will treat federal public service workers during this election campaign. While they recently promised to cut federal regulations by 25% — which will undoubtedly lead to public service job cuts — they have been silent on how they will address the 140,000 PSAC members working for the federal government and currently at the bargaining table. Scheer’s silence speaks volumes.
October 1, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on all federal parties to put forward a universal pharmacare plan that gives every Canadian access to the medication they need. To date, both the New Democratic Party and the Greens have pledged to fully fund universal pharmacare, but the Liberals’ promise falls short of the mark, while the Conservatives have rejected the idea outright.
September 27, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada firmly opposes the Bloc Québécois’ proposal to restrict Quebeckers’ ability to work in the federal public service.