Bargaining

*** Strike votes suspended ***

As the number of reported cases of the coronavirus rise in Canada, it is important that PSAC take precautions and act proactively to safeguard the health and safety of our members, as well as the Canadian public.

In keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities, the union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members.

Strike votes in particular for more than 90,000 federal public service workers from the PA, SV, TC and EB bargaining units will be suspended until March 30,  and at that time the union will re-evaluate whether to continue the suspension or resume the strike votes. 

PSAC members deserve a fair deal, proper Phoenix compensation

A major stumbling block to reaching a tentative deal with Treasury Board is the government’s refusal to give PSAC members proper compensation for Phoenix and a fair wage increase. The government has yet to table wage increases that would ensure rises in the cost of living are met, and their Phoenix compensation proposal remains meagre and unequal across the public service. 

But we know Treasury Board won’t budge unless we apply organized pressure. That’s why PSAC National President Chris Aylward has authorized a strike vote.

A strong strike mandate is the best way to reach a settlement quickly.

It will give the PSAC bargaining teams the leverage they need because the Trudeau government will want to avoid a labour disruption. The government is already in turmoil—they can’t risk even more disruption while they’re in a minority government situation.

Bargaining has dragged on long enough. It’s time to get what we’re owed.

Strike votes have been suspended due to COVID-19
All you need to know in the event of a strike
Office worker
PSAC represents more than 100,000 federal public service workers working for the Treasury Board of Canada
University teaching assistant
Members working at private employers, municipal governments & the academic sector
Canada Revenue Headquarters
Comprising 25,000 members across Canada, CRA is PSAC's second largest bargaining unit
Grain pouring into weigh station
CFIA comprises 4,000 members that safeguard the food that Canadians eat
Air traffic control tower
Representing 300 members working at NAV CANADA locations across Canada
Lake Louise National Park
Representing Parks Canada members from coast to coast to coast
Stack of mail
Representing nearly 1,400 members in administration, communications and technical positions
SSO bargaining team photo
Representing 700 Statistics Canada members across Canada

Bargaining News