Communications and Political Action

January 10, 2017
The PSAC-UPCE bargaining team will resume negotiations with Canada Post on Jan. 17, 2017. Our bargaining team will caucus on Monday the 16th, prior to a scheduled two days of talks with the employer. To receive updates on bargaining, join the UPCE mailing list or visit the UPCE bargaining page on PSAC’s national website.
January 4, 2017
The federal government plans to shutter the Vegreville Immigration Centre and move operations 100km away to Edmonton. The closure will devastate a rural Alberta community already hard hit by the current economic climate. Rural communities play a vital role in Canada, and we need to ensure that our communities stay vibrant and strong.
December 30, 2016
PSAC, along with 13 other bargaining agents representing federal government employees, now have an order from the Federal Court outlining obligations the employer must meet as it works towards a resolution of the Phoenix debacle.  Included in the court order is better access to help for people on disability, maternity, and parental leave. It also requires the employer, the federal government, to maintain the staffing resources necessary to resolve the on-going pay problems.
December 19, 2016
10,575 members (5.7% of PSAC membership) are covered by this Act Canada Post Corporation                                                                                        NAV CANADA                                                                                                          Port Corporations (Hudson Bay, Saint John, Halifax, Quebec, St. John's)        
December 19, 2016
Defined benefit pension plans Target benefit pension plans Guarantees a set amount of benefits for life after retirement based on earnings and years of service. Aims for a target amount of benefits, which can be reduced if the plan cannot fully fund those benefits.
December 12, 2016
PSAC and Treasury Board are back at the bargaining table this week with a mediator. The PA team and the common issues committee will be discussing important issues in an attempt to negotiate a settlement that respects public services and public service workers. “We will continue to push for a fair deal for our members,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “We want a negotiated agreement, but we will not accept concessions.”
December 9, 2016
The Employer and our CFIA bargaining team met in Ottawa on December 6 to 8, 2016. Our team tabled and discussed a number of demands, including:
December 6, 2016
Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians.
December 2, 2016
Contract talks for our members employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency will resume in Ottawa next week. The parties will be bargaining from December 6 to 8. CFIA management has tabled a number of concessions. Our union bargaining team is committed to making improvements to our collective agreement and is rejecting all concessions that will compromise our rights and benefits. Stay informed: sign up for bargaining updates and make sure your membership information is up to date.
November 29, 2016
PSAC and the Employer returned to extended negotiations from November 1-9, after the Liberal government promised to bring a new mandate to the table. At the end of that bargaining session, PSAC requested mediation. We now have confirmation that the government has agreed to this mediation. More information will be provided once it becomes available.