In 1966, the United Nations proclaimed March 21 as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, PSAC calls on the Liberal government to address the systemic causes of racism and racial discrimination.
March 1, 2018
The Public Service Alliance of Canada supports the government’s intention to improve harassment complaint procedures, protect complainant confidentiality and – after 25 years – finally extend basic health and safety protections to staff of the House of Commons, Senate, Library, and Parliament as a whole, including over 600 PSAC members.
February 5, 2018
Alberta The law in Alberta states that you shall refuse all unsafe work if you believe there is an imminent danger (that is not normal for the occupation or activity) to yourself or others caused by a tool, appliance, equipment or work procedure at the worksite, according to Section 35 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Here’s how you can refuse unsafe work:
February 5, 2018
Federal When you have “reasonable cause to believe there is a danger” you may refuse to work under the Canada Labour Code, Part II. In order to do this, you must notify your employer of your refusal and the safety reasons for the refusal. The employer must then investigate in your presence, unless you decline to participate.
December 19, 2017
15 December 2017 The Honorable Ginette Petitpas Taylor Minister of Health 70 Colombine Driveway Tunney's Pasture K1A 0K9 Dear Minister Taylor: RE: Blood donation ban for gay men I am writing today to urge you to end the ban on blood, organ and bone marrow donations from men who have sex with men.
November 9, 2017
Escaping family violence shouldn't mean a loss of pay Domestic violence impacts work life. In Canada, over a third of people have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner or ex-partner. The trauma and stress that victims experience frequently affects a worker’s ability to do their job.
August 24, 2017
The 2017 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) was launched Monday and is being rolled out to departments this week. Members will have from Aug. 21 to Sept. 29, 2017, to complete the questionnaire.
August 9, 2017
The National Equity Conferences, that took place in Toronto from March 24 to 28, 2017, held a number of workshops. The participants received handouts that are now available for download.
July 27, 2017
13.Child care: making it a reality Child care is the ramp to women’s equality. PSAC sisters were instrumental in making child care an election issue. Now we have to ensure that the federal government and the provincial and territorial governments make this a reality. This workshop will provide hands-on tools and training for effective lobbying and help participants develop convincing arguments. Together, we can transform our vision for child care into a reality for all families, in all communities across the country.
June 21, 2017
This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Indigenous People of Turtle Island, however, will have quite a different perspective of this anniversary.