Communications and Political Action

September 27, 2016
The Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) has affirmed our union’s right to visit worksites during collective bargaining with Treasury Board. “This is a significant victory, as it allows us to freely communicate with our members in their workplaces during collective bargaining and inform them of their rights,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
September 23, 2016
Workers should not be penalized for taking time off work for things that are out of their control, such as illness or family emergencies. This is what an adjudicator ruled in the case of eight PSAC members who were penalized after being absent for family and disability-related matters. The decision found that Correctional Service Canada’s attendance management program discriminated against employees on the basis of family status and disability.
September 21, 2016
The committee tasked to deal with Phoenix-related compensation, co-chaired by PSAC National President Robyn Benson and the Secretary of the Treasury Board, met earlier this week.
September 19, 2016
On the last day of the hearings on PSAC’s unfair labour practice complaint regarding Phoenix, the employer argued that the ongoing problems with Phoenix are caused by “administrative errors” rather than the system itself. The employer claimed that these “administrative errors” consist of employees inputting incorrect or untimely information into the system, as well as slower-than-expected processing times.
September 16, 2016
PSAC’s bargaining team was able to secure a tentative agreement that we will be putting forward to the membership.
September 14, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the 2015 election would be the last one under Canada’s outdated, unfair first-past-the-post electoral system. A special House of Commons committee is tasked with hearing from witnesses and making recommendations to the government by early December.
September 11, 2016
Our bargaining teams return to negotiations with Treasury Board this week, and the results could impact more than 90,000 federal government workers and the services they provide to Canadians. “Unfortunately, after the debacle with the Phoenix pay system, the relationship between the government and public service workers is severely damaged,” said Robyn Benson, National President of PSAC. “How can we now trust the government to "modernize" sick leave?”
September 9, 2016
Marie Lemay, Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Deputy Minister, updated reporters about the latest details on the Phoenix pay system on September 7
September 9, 2016
Hearings on PSAC’s unfair labour practice complaint filed with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board will begin next week on Sept. 12, 2016. Our union is arguing that Treasury Board has violated the Public Service Labour Relations Act by not providing timely and accurate pay to its employees.
September 6, 2016
Parks Canada has officially announced that it will no longer consider privatizing the operations of three of its most iconic attractions: The hot springs in areas around present town sites Banff, Jasper and Radium.