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.
August 16, 2018
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will have their voices heard during the next round of negotiations with the Treasury Board of Canada, their future employer, once deemed into the federal public service in 2020.
August 15, 2018
Canadian Forces Bases in Greenwood and Kingston are letting go of cleaning staff who have provided high-quality, dependable service to the base for decades. We’ve all heard stories of service quality declining when private companies replace public sector workers. These jobs should be good jobs, in the public service, with workers who provide quality service and continuity to base members.
July 26, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is issuing a call-out for equity group members to attend the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) National Bargaining Conference. PSAC equity activists (Indigenous Peoples, racialized workers, LGBTQ2+ members, and members with disabilities), Regional Women's Committee (RWC) members, and young worker activists (35 years old or younger) are encouraged to apply.
July 20, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has filed a policy grievance on behalf of the Program and Administrative Services (PA) bargaining unit in response to Treasury Board failing to meet classification reform deadlines. The classification reform process Classification reform across most of our Treasury Board bargaining units has been a painstakingly slow process that was further delayed throughout the years of Harper’s cutbacks.