Communications and Political Action

July 21, 2016
We want you to know that our union is doing everything in its power to ensure the new pay system is fixed so you get paid on time
July 20, 2016
The government must let public service employees know immediately about what personal information has been shared and how they can take steps to protect their identities
July 20, 2016
PSAC members transferred into the core public service from separate agencies recently won their grievance on salary protection. The workers, transferred from the Canada Revenue Agency and National Capital Commission had been reclassified and put into lower paying positions with no salary protection. “This decision is important for all PSAC members in the federal public service,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “Victories like this show why it’s important to continue supporting our bargaining teams and fighting for our negotiated rights."
July 20, 2016
Our CFIA bargaining team met with the employer on July 12-14 in Ottawa. The parties continued discussions on non-monetary proposals.
July 15, 2016
The Liberal government has finally put an end to the Harper Conservatives Red Tape Reduction commission. This commission was mandated to arbitrarily gut regulations, without regard to the health and safety of Canadians. “Since the launch of this partisan commission, PSAC had repeatedly warned that regulations need to be enforced and should override concerns about bureaucracy and red tape,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
July 12, 2016
The World Social Forum (WSF) is a gathering of civil society, including workers and trade unions to find collective solutions to common problems.
July 8, 2016
Tunney’s Daycare will stay open thanks to a vigorous campaign to stop the imposition of a big rent hike by the federal government. The bilingual child care centre, located in a federal building in Ottawa, has been open since 1988 and provides daycare for 49 children. “This victory demonstrates what can be achieved when parents and federal public service unions work together but there is still more to be done,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.
July 5, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently said it will not hear an appeal from the Winnipeg Airports Authority of a case that PSAC won at a lower court. The Supreme Court’s decision means that a ruling of the Manitoba Court of Appeal on shift and weekend premiums stands. As a result, over 60 PSAC/UCTE members will get paid the premiums they were initially denied by the employer.
July 4, 2016
The PSAC/UTE bargaining team and the CRA have agreed to return to the bargaining table August 8-11 to resume negotiations
June 28, 2016
PSAC has negotiated a settlement with Statistical Survey Operations (SSO) that will put outstanding pay equity money into the hands of our members. The settlement will apply to thousands of eligible current and former Interviewers and Senior Interviewers who worked at Statistics Canada between March 8, 1985 and November 5, 1987 and for SSO between November 6, 1987 and November 30, 2013.