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.
September 25, 2019
Hiring more federal public sector workers would benefit the Canadian economy and support a strong, diverse middle class, a new study suggests.
September 20, 2019
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 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.