Prime Minister Trudeau has named his new cabinet, responsible for carrying out the new government’s election promises.Their decisions will impact all PSAC members, particularly those employed in the federal public service.
PSAC welcomes the new and returning ministers, including the new President of the Treasury Board, Minister Mona Fortier, new Minister for Public Service and Procurement, Minister Filomena Tassi, and the new Minister of Labour, Minister Seamus O’Regan Jr.
“We expect Minister Fortier and Treasury Board to come to the bargaining table ready to address the issues that matter most to federal public service workers, including remote work, systemic racism, contracting out, job security, work-life balance and fair wages,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward.
“We also urge Minister of Defence Anita Anand to prioritize creating safe, inclusive, and respectful workplaces free of harassment for all employees in the Department of National Defence. Steps must be taken immediately to improve DND’s toxic culture and its impact on employees.
PSAC will be watching for progress on key election issues including child care, post-secondary education, gender equity, systemic racism and reconciliation, an end to private long-term care and concrete action on climate change.
“Canadians have put their trust in Prime Minister Trudeau to lead the country through a just pandemic recovery,” said Aylward. “We will continue to hold this government accountable and make sure nobody is left behind.”