Communications and Political Action

October 12, 2017
A recent letter from the president of the Treasury Board to PSAC helps to clarify many of the outstanding issues related to the deeming of Civilian Members in the RCMP into the federal public service.
October 11, 2017
In May our PSAC/UTE Bargaining Team met with the CRA to discuss wage increases for 2014 and 2015, consistent with our collective agreement signed last year.
October 6, 2017
A member of our PSAC family needs a liver transplant. Our sister Diane, from the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), is battling both Lyme Disease and a badly damaged liver, which was attacked four years ago – probably by the Lyme Disease bacteria. Recently, her situation has become urgent. If anyone reading this would consider becoming a living donor for Diane please read on. First you must meet the basic criteria:
October 6, 2017
Recently, Treasury Board informed us that they will no longer provide our members in the public service with printed copies of their collective agreements. PSAC has filed a policy grievance in response.
October 5, 2017
A newly released consultant’s report validates concerns that were raised by PSAC in the lead up to the launch of the Phoenix pay system.
October 5, 2017
PSAC representatives met with Treasury Board to discuss the differences in the RCMP Superannuation Act and the Public Service Superannuation Act. 
October 2, 2017
In November 2016, the Nunavut Employees Union signed an agreement with the Nunavut Government that includes a MOU that the employer shall contribute one cent (1¢) per worker per hours worked towards Social Justice Fund initiatives in Nunavut.
September 28, 2017
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey on language training and testing. The Official Languages Committee of the National Joint Council (NJC), which prepared the survey questions, will now compile all the answers received and prepare a report with recommendations later this fall. Members from all 18 unions in the NJC were invited to participate in the survey. More than 4,100 PSAC members completed the survey.
September 27, 2017
Many civilian members (CM) will become PSAC members upon deeming. For some, this will be your first membership in a union. Many of you have questions about the role of the union and how it will work for you. One of the best ways to answer these questions is to hear from existing members.
September 25, 2017
Our bargaining team met with the employer in Ottawa from September 19 to 22, 2017. Although progress is slow, the parties worked hard this week on all outstanding issues at the table and agreed to focus on priority areas. We are encouraged by the fact that the Employer removed the serious concessions that had been previously tabled under “Agency Transformation / Building For the Future”.

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