In Bangladesh, 35 unionists and garment workers were arrested for participating in protests in December 2016. After a union campaign, the majority have since been released, and the remaining should be released soon.
PSAC offers its condolences to the family and friends of Cape Breton veteran Vince Rigby. Vince spoke up against the closing of Veterans Affairs offices during PSAC’s campaign against the closures.
The 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) will be held May 8 – 12, 2017, in Toronto. As in previous years, the PSAC will be fully funding up to ten delegates to represent PSAC’s five equity groups
PSAC is currently preparing the ratification kits for the EB membership. These kits will explain the changes that were negotiated and why our EB Bargaining Team is recommending that members accept this tentative agreement.
This is a very sad anniversary for public service workers. A year ago, the Liberal government began its rollout of Phoenix, the consolidated payroll system for the federal public service.
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Robyn Benson, National president
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