PSAC’s President and VP on a cross-country mobilization tour

Magali Picard, NEVP & Chris Aylward, NP

With over 140,000 PSAC members at the bargaining table with the Trudeau government, PSAC President Chris Aylward and Vice-President Magali Picard are currently doing a cross-country mobilization tour. Our national representatives are meeting with the membership from every region to discuss our bargaining efforts and support mobilization around those key issues.

Since bargaining began nine months ago, PSAC’s bargaining teams have presented proposals to improve work-life balance, reduce precarious contract work, close wage gaps with the private sector, and ensure fair economic increases. Yet, for most of that time, the government has repeatedly delayed progress, and in late November made an insulting offer that would freeze wages for two years.

Very little progress has been made and the window for Trudeau to deliver on his commitment to respect public service workers is quickly closing. 

“Over the last four years, Trudeau has said all the right things about the public service,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President. “But actions speak louder than words, and PSAC members are still waiting for him to deliver on his commitment to them. They’re still waiting to get paid properly under Phoenix and they’re still waiting to be compensated for all the hardships they’ve endured because of these countless pay problems. They shouldn’t also have to wait for the fair working conditions they deserve.”

With Federal elections coming this Fall, Justin Trudeau can still keep his commitment to public servants and the essential services they provide to the public, but time is running out.  

Leaders’ Tour

(click on the region to access the photo gallery)

British Columbia

03/20 - Nanaimo
03/21 - Comox
03/21 - Courtney
03/22 - Victoria
03/23 - Esquimalt

Prairies

04/03 - Calgary
04/04 - Lethbridge
04/04 - Coutts
04/06-08 - Edmonton
04/05 - Red Deer
04/05 - Innisfail
04/05 - Bowden
04/07 - Jasper
04/24-30 – Winnipeg

Québec

04/24 - Chicoutimi
04/24 - Jonquière
04/25-27 - Québec 

Ontario

05/07 - Windsor
05/08 - Sarnia
05/08 - Chatham
05/08-09 - London
05/10 - Wallaceburg
05/10 - Niagara
05/11 - Hamilton

Atlantic

06/02-03 - Charlottetown
06/03-04 - Moncton
06/04 - Bathurst
06/04-05 - Miramichi
06/05 - Fredericton
06/06 - Oromocto
06/07 - Saint John
06/08 - Dorchester
06/09 - Sydney
06/10 - Halifax
06/11 - Dartmouth
06/11 - Corner Brook
06/12 - Rocky Harbor
06/12 - Deer Lake
06/13 - St. John’s
06/14 - Happy Valley Goose Bay

More to come…

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March 22, 2019
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