Communications and Political Action

December 12, 2017
The need for universal, affordable and accessible child care is greater than ever as child care fees across Canada continue to rise faster than the rate of inflation. A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Time Out: Child care fees in Canada 2017, shows that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of Canadian cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
December 12, 2017
With a tentative agreement reached last month with Canada Post, our union is preparing for the ratification voting process. Ratification kits containing the details of the tentative agreement will be posted for download on the PSAC national website before the end of this year and will be distributed by PSAC regional offices at ratification vote meetings.
December 11, 2017
The deeming of RCMP civilian members (CMs) has been delayed, but PSAC and USGE are still working hard to ensure CMs receive the full benefits of union membership until they officially join the federal public service.
December 7, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be holding an electronic vote for members of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ratify the tentative agreement between PSAC and CFIA. The voting period will be from January 15 to February 15, 2018. Meetings will be held by webinar for all members, in addition to face-to-face meetings organized in some regions.
December 6, 2017
The National Aboriginal Peoples' Circle came together for their annual meeting to discuss some of the issues that are at the forefront of the struggle for Indigenous Rights.
November 30, 2017
PSAC activists are bringing the stories of our members to Parliament Hill so that MPs don’t lose sight of the impact the Phoenix debacle is having on the personal lives of federal public service workers.
November 28, 2017
Acting Commissioner of the RCMP Daniel Dubeau announced on November 27 that the deeming of RCMP civilian members into the federal public service and the transfer to the Phoenix pay system has been put on hold until further notice.
November 28, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes the government’s apology and redress for Canadians who were fired from their job or criminally charged for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, two-spirit or trans. “This apology is well overdue,” says PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “Far too many federal public service workers have been persecuted in the workplace due to their sexual orientation or identity. This is a necessary step in creating a safe, respectful and inclusive work environment for our LGBTQ2 members.”
November 24, 2017
RCMP civilian members should not be transferred to the federal payroll when they join the public service until the Phoenix pay system is fixed.
November 24, 2017
As per the Public Service Labour Relations Act, our FB Bargaining Team filed for conciliation earlier this year when it became clear that the employer was not prepared to seriously address our issues.

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