On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 17th), the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) joins in solidarity with LGBTQ2+ workers in the growing movement to eradicate discrimination. The fight for LGBTQ2+ rights is far from over Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit people continue to face discrimination and harassment at work and in their daily lives:
May 14, 2018
Just two weeks after our April session, our bargaining team met with the employer again in Ottawa from May 8 to 10, 2018, to continue bargaining. Our team tabled our pay proposal that, in addition to percentage wage increases, includes proposals to restructure our pay grid and market wage adjustments in line with our CR 3 and CR 5 comparators in the core public service.
May 11, 2018
The Treasury Board claims process for Phoenix has recently been expanded to cover financial losses caused by Phoenix related tax implications for the 2017 tax year. PSAC encourages members to review the new eligibility, and file a claim if applicable.
May 10, 2018
On September 6, 2013 the employer revised their methods of calculating the supervisory differential (SD) and inmate training differential (ITD) earned on acting assignments, causing employees to receive less money. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) filed a policy grievance in response.
May 1, 2018
Delegates focused their attention on proposed changes to PSAC’s Constitution which governs the overall functioning of the union. The following amendments were made:
April 27, 2018
Members working at Parks Canada Agency have ratified a new collective agreement in a series of votes held across the country during the past six weeks. The four-year agreement expires on August 4, 2018. The new collective agreement includes an agreed-to definition of ‘family’, improved leave provisions, improved member protections and monetary compensation for members. You can see a full summary of the Parks Canada agreement here.
April 26, 2018
You have the right to be paid correctly and on-time and, if you are not, you have the right to file a grievance. Filing a grievance is an important procedural step that protects your right to have the dispute resolved by the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board. It also means the employer must meet with you and your union representative.
April 26, 2018
The federal government claims that it cannot provide an accurate update on the implementation of the Program and Administrative Services (PA) bargaining unit collective agreement until June of 2019.
April 23, 2018
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from April 17 to 19, 2018. Apart from holding discussions on issues common to the Field and Office units, we also held separate discussions for each unit, in order to properly deal with issues and proposals that are specific to each one. Although we still have a number of outstanding non-monetary proposals, the two parties worked hard and managed to reach an agreement on a number of issues. For the Office unit in particular, we signed off on Article 38 on Leave for Family Related Responsibilities.
April 17, 2018
The government has announced that Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Members will join the federal public service on May 21, 2020. The ‘deeming’ of RCMP CMs was initially scheduled for April, 2018 but was delayed because of ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system. Acting RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau believes the new deeming date will allow the government to stabilize Phoenix before RCMP CMs join the federal public service.