Veterans and the workers who serve them want Minister Julian Fantino to stop misleading veterans about what they will be able to access at Service Canada if Veterans Affairs office closures go forward next year.
Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.
An attempt by Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino to quell growing outrage over VAC office closures appears to have backfired, leaving veterans even more determined to stop the closures.
CFIA bargaining got off to a rocky start this week, with the Employer bargaining team flatly rejecting almost every single recommendation made by the Public Interest Commission.
The increase in union dues for PA members did not take place for the months of July, August, September, and October. As a result, members of the PA group have been remitting their union dues based on previous salary-levels.
Veterans and the workers who serve them say it will be impossible for eight Client Service Agents to make up for the work of the 89 front line workers in Veterans Affairs offices slated for closure.
Leading experts on labour law say that the hastily drafted changes to the labour law and health and safety laws in Bill C-4 have undermined the quality of the laws and the democratic process.
After two years of trying to reach an agreement with management at Communications Security Establishment (CSE), negotiations broke off and the PSAC filed for conciliation with the Public Service Labour Relations Board.
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Robyn Benson, National president
Chris Aylward, Executive Vice-President