Human Rights

The Public Service Alliance of Canada unequivocally supports the principles of human rights as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

We recognize that there are members who have been and continue to be victimized by discrimination.

PSAC pledges to work toward the achievement of equality for all its members and to eliminate discrimination and increase the participation of disadvantaged groups in the workforce.

We strive to:

  • Promote human rights issues through education.
  • Support collective bargaining proposals to further our human rights goals.
  • Pressure the employer at all levels to end discriminatory practices, implement special measures to eliminate barriers to employment, and redress past and present systemic discrimination which has an adverse impact on our membership.
  • Continue to lobby for changes in legislation to achieve full bargaining rights in the public service and strengthen the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act.
  • Participate with other groups with similar goals to improve benefits and conditions for disadvantaged people in Canada.
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