Communications and Political Action

April 21, 2017
April 24, 2017, is the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 and injured 2,500 garment workers.
April 21, 2017
April 22 is Earth Day. One year ago, the Canadian government, along with 194 other countries, signed the Paris climate change agreement. By signing, Canada and other countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to adapt to climate change impacts. The Liberals have also promised to consult First Nations on pipelines and resource extraction and to end boil water advisories in First Nation communities across the country by 2021.
April 20, 2017
PSAC is doing everything in its power to ensure that the pay system is fixed so that our members in the federal public service get paid correctly and on-time. We are also demanding the government address the difficulties our members are facing because of Phoenix. PSAC meets regularly with the employer to advance the concerns of our members and to find concrete solutions. Most recently, PSAC has demanded that employees affected by Phoenix be:
April 19, 2017
What impact will this year’s federal budget have on human rights and equity issues: women, immigration and refugees, people with disabilities, LGBTQ issues and Indigenous Peoples.
April 18, 2017
This year’s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years. The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training, policing, and health. The budget also commits resources to enhance, support and archive Indigenous languages. Some of the measures include:
April 13, 2017
More than 500 PSAC members from five equity groups and their allies attended the union’s triennial National Equity Conferences in Toronto last month to raise awareness, deepen their knowledge and strategize around issues of discrimination and equality. With the theme “Equality at Work”, the five-day gathering was the second time PSAC held the conferences for all five equity groups simultaneously in one location, allowing for the cross-sharing of issues and perspectives among members from racially visible, GLBT, Aboriginal, women and disability groups and communities.
April 13, 2017
Following the recent ratification of new agreements by the PA, SV, TC and EB Treasury Board groups, the following steps will be taken:
April 13, 2017
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada working for Treasury Board have accepted new collective agreements that contain no concessions for four bargaining units representing more than 100,000 workers.
April 13, 2017
For the first time in Canadian history, Postdoctoral Scholars have won a collective agreement with provisions for child care benefits. An overwhelming majority of Postdoctoral Scholars of PSAC local 901 strongly supported the bargaining demand for child care benefits because they saw it as an equity issue. The membership’s strong strike mandate sent a very clear message to the employer: child care benefits are important and we are willing to take job actions to gain this right.
April 11, 2017
The 2017 Liberal budget has made some positive changes to the Canada Labour Code, which covers workers in federally regulated industries. But the budget has failed to provide the necessary staff and resources to improve compliance and enforcement of the Code.