Communications and Political Action

May 3, 2018
Our union has many Indigenous members and values meaningful reconciliation with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Following this convention, PSAC will develop, deliver, and properly fund ongoing Indigenous awareness training.
May 1, 2018
Delegates focused their attention on proposed changes to PSAC’s Constitution which governs the overall functioning of the union. The following amendments were made:
April 30, 2018
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long and rich history of Canadians of Asian heritage and their contributions to Canada. It is also an opportunity to understand some of the challenges facing racialized people of Asian descent in Canada. History of racial discrimination Since the 1800s, immigrants of Asian descent faced racism and discrimination in the forms of restrictive immigration laws, the denial of their right to vote, segregation and other basic human rights abuses.
April 27, 2018
Members working at Parks Canada Agency have ratified a new collective agreement in a series of votes held across the country during the past six weeks. The four-year agreement expires on August 4, 2018. The new collective agreement includes an agreed-to definition of ‘family’, improved leave provisions, improved member protections and monetary compensation for members. You can see a full summary of the Parks Canada agreement here.
April 27, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada, and its component, the Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE) are cautiously celebrating the successful outcome of our campaign to protect airports from privatization.
April 26, 2018
You have the right to be paid correctly and on-time and, if you are not, you have the right to file a grievance. Filing a grievance is an important procedural step that protects your right to have the dispute resolved by the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board. It also means the employer must meet with you and your union representative.
April 26, 2018
The federal government claims that it cannot provide an accurate update on the implementation of the Program and Administrative Services (PA) bargaining unit collective agreement until June of 2019.
April 20, 2018
On this Earth Day, April 22, PSAC is calling for the Liberal government to create a national strategy to conserve and protect our waterways, and to ensure that all peoples living in Canada have access to safe, clean drinking water.
April 17, 2018
The government has announced that Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Members will join the federal public service on May 21, 2020. The ‘deeming’ of RCMP CMs was initially scheduled for April, 2018 but was delayed because of ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system. Acting RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau believes the new deeming date will allow the government to stabilize Phoenix before RCMP CMs join the federal public service.
April 13, 2018
A Quebec judge has ruled that the grievance process available to unionized employees in the federal public service is well equipped to deal with the fallout of Phoenix pay problems. The judge certified a class action lawsuit against the Government of Canada for two groups of employees that don’t have access to the existing process: casuals and students.

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