While the Ford government is backing away from its decision to abolish the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner, the Public Service Alliance of Canada believes that the reversal should also include the government’s plans to scrap the creation of a Francophone university. This change in direction comes a few days after the Ontario government announced cuts to Ontario's Francophone institutions, causing dismay across the country.
November 27, 2018
September 20, 2018
Plans to contract out cleaning services to private companies at Canadian Forces Bases (CFB) in Greenwood and Kingston have been shelved and the Department of National Defense (DND) has committed to creating a new process for future reviews.
August 15, 2017
Over 700 workers employed by Swissport at Pearson Airport walked off the job on July 27, 2017.
August 4, 2017
More than 400 members from the Slots at Woodbine ratified a new collective agreement in a vote held August 3, 2017. The workers had been locked out by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for nearly three weeks, during which time pickets were held at the Woodbine site seven days a week for over 12 hours a day. “The courage and commitment of these members cannot be overstated,” said Sharon DeSousa, Regional Executive Vice President for the PSAC Ontario Region. “They fought hard for a fair contract and stood together during an extremely difficult time.”
July 21, 2015
On July 16, 2015, PSAC won an arbitral award for its members who are officers employed by the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS). NAPS officers provide culturally-sensitive policing services in 35 First Nation communities, covering two-thirds of Ontario, from Thunder Bay to Hudson’s Bay. NAPS is the largest First Nations police service in Canada and the second largest in North America.
July 9, 2015
More than 10,000 people filled the streets of Toronto on July 5 in the march for Jobs, Justice and the Climate. Indigenous communities, unions, students, social justice organizations and grassroots activists came together to send a clear message to Canada’s politicians: Canadians want a new and just economy that works for everyone.
April 15, 2015
The Kingston division of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires and the PSAC headed towards conciliation. Top priority for members is sick leave.
June 9, 2014
PSAC Ontario members re-elected Sharon DeSousa as REVP for Ontario on May 28, 2017. Sharon was first elected in May of 2011 to represent PSAC 30,000 members in the province. Desousa is the first racially visible member elected to the Alliance Executive Committee in PSAC's history.