The need for universal, affordable and accessible child care is greater than ever as child care fees across Canada continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation. A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Time Out: Child care fees in Canada 2017, shows that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of Canadian cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017
With a tentative agreement reached last month with Canada Post, our union is preparing for the ratification voting process. Ratification kits containing the details of the tentative agreement will be posted for download on the PSAC national website before the end of this year and will be distributed by PSAC regional offices at ratification vote meetings.
November 30, 2017
PSAC activists are bringing the stories of our members to Parliament Hill so that MPs don’t lose sight of the impact the Phoenix debacle is having on the personal lives of federal public service workers.
November 28, 2017
Our bargaining team held three days of bargaining with SSO during the week of November 20. We focused on our key bargaining issues: hours of work, job security and term employment.
November 26, 2017
A tentative agreement between Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canada Post Corporation has been reached early Sunday morning in Ottawa. The deal, covering more than 1,300 workers, provides for continued job security for CPC employees who are members of PSAC/UPCE and includes other improvements to the collective agreement. The tentative deal provides for a four-year agreement expiring on August 31, 2020, with salary increases of 1.5 per cent; 1.5 per cent; 1.75 per cent and 1.8 per cent.
November 24, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the Parks Canada Agency during the week of November 20, 2017. While we went into this week feeling optimistic about reaching a tentative agreement, we are extremely frustrated to report one was not achieved. In an effort to reach a settlement, our team focused on the remaining pattern items, including the new WFA language achieved elsewhere and withdrew everything we could without compromising member rights or protections. Despite that, Parks Canada refused to accept our focused offer.
November 20, 2017
This summer PSAC became aware that Statistical Survey Operations’s (SSO) pay equity settlement calculations failed to include paid leaves, overtimes rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation.
November 17, 2017
Meet UPCE bargaining team members and representatives.
November 16, 2017
Anna Goldfield Anna Goldfeld is based in Winnipeg and has worked as a telephone interviewer for 22 years. She is a former president and chief shop steward of UNE Local 50040. “Your bargaining team is working diligently to negotiate an agreement that will benefit all members.”
November 14, 2017
Our bargaining team will resume negotiations with Parks Canada from November 21 – 24, 2017 in the nation’s capital. Our team is eager to make further progress towards a fair collective agreement for over 4,000 employees working at Parks Canada locations nationwide.