Communications and Political Action

June 8, 2018
As problems with Phoenix continue to affect hundreds of thousands of public service workers, the federal government will hold its National Public Service Week (NPSW) from June 10 to 16, 2018.
June 4, 2018
The results of the 2017 Public Service Employee Survey continue to show disturbing results for employees from equity-seeking groups.
May 29, 2018
The Auditor General called this “an incomprehensible failure” and that recommendations beyond the scope of this report are needed to prevent this from happening again. It is clear a public inquiry is needed.  
May 24, 2018
The ongoing crisis in Churchill, Manitoba is a painful reminder that the privatization of public infrastructure and services is never in the best interests of Canadians
May 23, 2018
PSAC is calling on the Prime Minister to follow through on his government’s commitment to address the undue hardships caused by the Phoenix pay system by coming to an agreement on damages with the unions representing federal public service workers.  “Government representatives at the table say they are waiting for a mandate. Well, it’s time Prime Minister Trudeau gave them one,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward. 
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.

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