Prairies

July 26, 2017
The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line at the Winnipeg Airport on the morning of July 24. After seven days of intense mediation, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp.
July 5, 2017
On July 4, the Partnership to Defend Public Services, a group of public sector unions, filed for an injunction against the so-called Public Services Sustainability Act, recently passed by the Manitoba government.
January 4, 2017
The federal government plans to shutter the Vegreville Immigration Centre and move operations 100km away to Edmonton. The closure will devastate a rural Alberta community already hard hit by the current economic climate. Rural communities play a vital role in Canada, and we need to ensure that our communities stay vibrant and strong.
December 14, 2016
Employees of the Port of Churchill visited Parliament Hill to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to save the port by converting the Port of Churchill into a Port Authority under federal jurisdiction
December 7, 2016
PSAC has launched a letter writing campaign urging Immigration Minister to reconsider the closure of the Immigration Centre in Vegreville
November 2, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson is calling on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum to rescind the plan to close a case processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta. In a letter to the Minister, Benson warns that the move will have a devastating impact on the Vegreville community, as well as 280 workers and their families. “lt will kill other jobs in the community, close businesses, devastate property values, and undermine the tax base, thus making it harder to operate hospitals, schools and other essential community services,” Benson writes.
October 31, 2016
IRCC employees at the Case Processing Centre were shocked to learn on Thursday, Oct. 27, that the Federal government plans to close their processing centre in Vegreville and relocate it to Edmonton by the end of 2018.
May 10, 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada extends its solidarity to the vast numbers of Albertans in Fort McMurray and surrounding communities who have been forced to leave their homes as wildfires advance and engulf their homes and businesses.
May 4, 2016
We are deeply concerned by the ongoing forest fire in Fort McMurray, Alberta. There are no reported deaths or major injuries as of this moment. We have communicated with elected PSAC union representatives in the region to check on the safety of our members in the area. More
January 26, 2016
On behalf of our members throughout Canada, PSAC expresses deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of the victims of last week’s horrific events in La Loche, Saskatchewan. 

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