Communications and Political Action

May 22, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is warning against the recent proposal by Montreal Airport Authority CEO Philippe Rainville, to partially privatize the city’s airport.
May 17, 2018
The Union of Taxation Employees (UTE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), supports the federal Liberal government’s opposition to calls for a single tax return administered solely by Quebec. “Having Quebec collect both provincial and federal taxes would devastate communities that rely on the stable jobs at federal tax offices in the province,” said Marc Brière, Union of Taxation Employees (UTE) National President.
May 11, 2018
The Treasury Board claims process for Phoenix has recently been expanded to cover financial losses caused by Phoenix related tax implications for the 2017 tax year. PSAC encourages members to review the new eligibility, and file a claim if applicable.
May 11, 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada has confirmed that sections in Quebec’s pay equity law reinforce pay discrimination and are unconstitutional. “This decision clearly states that pay inequities based on gender are a violation of women’s rights under section 15 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward. “It also provides the federal government with a useful roadmap to drafting a new federal, proactive pay equity law.”
May 10, 2018
On September 6, 2013 the employer revised their methods of calculating the supervisory differential (SD) and inmate training differential (ITD) earned on acting assignments, causing employees to receive less money. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) filed a policy grievance in response.
May 4, 2018
Sisters, Brothers and Friends, We had an eventful time together this past week. We elected a new National President, National Executive Vice-President, and Alternate National Executive Vice-President. I want to congratulation Brother Chris, Sister Magali and Sister Sharon on their election. We adopted a budget that will allow our union to do important union-building work, and to do even more for our members.
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.

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