Communications and Political Action

January 15, 2019
Public service workers scored a major victory today after years of pressure from PSAC and its membership. 
January 14, 2019
The shock of Friday’s bus crash in Ottawa deepened for many PSAC members as we learned that all three fatalities of the crash were public service workers, two of them PSAC members.
January 11, 2019
Today, approximately 800,000 US federal public service workers will not get paid because of President Trump’s forced, and reckless government shutdown. PSAC President Chris Aylward extended our Union’s solidarity with all Americans during this difficult crisis.   J. David Cox President, American Federation of Government Employees 80 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Dear President Cox,
October 16, 2018
PSAC secured an important victory this past week when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that a member should be compensated for the sexual harassment and assault she experienced in her workplace.
October 1, 2018
October is women’s history month. This month, PSAC commemorates the dedicated activism of women in the labour movement – and commits to pushing forward.
October 1, 2018
We live, work, and play in the National Capital Region. We expect to be safe. ​Several government heating plants provide heat through miles and miles of tunnels,  that are under  our feet right now, to nearly 100 buildings in the area. The federal government wants corporations  that  are only looking to turn a profit – including those with a reputation of corruption and mismanagement  – to take over those heating plants. This is reckless and could  threaten your safety.
September 26, 2018
PSAC will return to the bargaining table with Treasury Board on Oct. 10 to 11.
September 20, 2018
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released its 2019 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB). Under the AFB plan, No Time To Lose, the 95 per cent of Canadian families who earn less than $254,000 a year will be better off on average due to both tax and transfer changes, and new social programs including a long overdue national pharmacare plan, universal child care and free tuition. This can all be achieved while maintaining historically low deficits.
August 27, 2018
PSAC-CIU has successfully challenged a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) decision that prevented Border Service Officers from showing solidarity with their bargaining team. In the fall of 2017, the officers began wearing orange shoelaces at work to demonstrate support for their bargaining team. Tensions developed when employees started to wear them as hair ties and bracelets, as well as lanyards. CBSA responded by barring the officers from wearing the shoelaces anywhere but on their shoes.