Communications and Political Action

August 19, 2019
Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members working at Casino Woodbine in Toronto ratified a new collective agreement that includes historic gains for its members and sets a strong precedent for the entire gaming sector. Victories include sweeping wage increases, improvements to their pension plan and initiatives to address precarious work at the casino. Members ratified their contract with Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) on August 15, 2019.
August 16, 2019
People with disabilities face many kinds of barriers on a daily basis. These can be physical, attitudinal or systemic. There is a positive obligation on employers to identify and remove barriers in the workplace. The duty to accommodate requires employers to proactively identify and eliminate rules, policies, practices and standards that have a discriminatory impact. Accommodation means reviewing and revising the rule, policy, practice or standard to incorporate alternative arrangements that eliminate discriminatory barriers.
August 13, 2019
Do you need help with a Disability Insurance (DI) Claim?
August 7, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada can trace its origins back to 1889 when the Railway Mail Clerks’ Association held its first convention.
August 1, 2019
Our PSAC-Customs and Immigration Union (PSAC-CIU) bargaining team raised issues around vacation leave, medical notes, student workers and firearm practice time during negotiations with Treasury Board/Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) July 30 to August 1. The team also reached an agreement to fairly compensate CBSA dog handlers. Other key issues discussed at the table include: Protections from CBSA Management
July 22, 2019
What would affordable, quality child care and fair wages for child care workers mean?
July 22, 2019
The goal of the Association of Public Service Alliance Retirees (APSAR) is to provide resources to all retired former PSAC members and those over 50 years old. We are a united front, protecting the interests of retired union members, or those who are set to leave the public service soon. APSAR serves retirees in the following ways:
July 18, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes a significant class action victory that could impact many PSAC members. Below you will find information on a class action lawsuit settlement that finally provides redress for so many who have endured harassment, assault, and discrimination in their workplace. ----------
July 18, 2019
During the last round of bargaining, PSAC negotiated improved annual leave provisions for public service workers who have had a break in service during their career. Before the changes, if a person stopped working for the public service and received severance and was later rehired, they would receive vacation leave credits as if they were a new employee (i.e., the minimum credits). Now, employees who return to the public service are entitled to receive vacation leave based on all of the time they have worked in the public service, including prior service.
July 5, 2019
PSAC firmly opposes and calls for the repeal of Quebec’s Bill 21, the ‘secularism’ legislation that the province recently adopted. It violates human rights so explicitly that in passing the law, the government used the charter's notwithstanding clause in an attempt to shield it from inevitable court challenges.