Communications and Political Action

May 20, 2016
The media recently reported that the Northern Transportation Company Limited is having financial difficulties and is seeking protection from its creditors. This announcement came as a shock to employees, retirees and the union. PSAC represents 39 workers at the company, which provides shipping services to communities and exploration projects throughout the Northwest Territories and the western Arctic.
May 18, 2016
By joining the action of your local on June 8, support our bargaining teams.
May 18, 2016
PSAC won an award for the best use of social media by the Canadian Association of Labour Media this past weekend.
May 13, 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.
May 11, 2016
In light of the slow pace of negotiations with the new Liberal government, the PSAC is calling on members to boycott the government’s National Public Service Week to be held June 12-18 this year. The Liberal government has yet to deliver on their stated commitment to repair their relationship with the public service and restore respect for public service workers. That is why we strongly encourage our members to boycott National Public Service Week and to urge their co-workers to do the same.
May 11, 2016
PSAC President Robyn Benson conveyed our union’s serious concerns about the implementation of the final phase of the Phoenix pay system in a recent meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on April 25. PSAC has been sounding the alarm on this pay system for months now. Benson shared her concerns that our members are still not getting paid properly. And the stress continues to mount for the employees in Miramichi who are working on the new system.
May 10, 2016
PSAC and other federal public service unions are calling on all members to help send a message to the new Liberal government by participating in a national action on June 8th.
May 5, 2016
PSAC was born when the Civil Service Association and the Civil Service Federation merged in 1966.
April 28, 2016
PSAC welcomes the government delivering on its promise to reinstate the Court Challenges program. This will improve access to justice for equality-seeking groups.
April 28, 2016
Our CFIA bargaining team met with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency April 19-21 in Ottawa. We continued discussions on non-monetary proposals and agreed in principle to a number of administrative / house cleaning items. The employer has not yet presented any proposals on sick leave / STDP.