Contracting out

March 29, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has silently decided it will outsource roughly 130 jobs to a third-party contractor to answer general questions about the emergency benefits available to Canadians.  
March 25, 2021
The Department of National Defence (DND) recently announced the retendering of the contract for facilities management services at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Goose Bay to Serco, a private sector contractor. While continuity is preferable over a different company, the new contract will cut approximately 30 jobs.
March 11, 2021
This month, PSAC participated in a Government of Canada consultation on changes to the Code of Conduct for Procurement.  
February 26, 2021
In our submission to the Ministry of Finance’s consultation on the 2021 Budget, the Public Service Alliance of Canada made recommendations that the Government of Canada put in place programs and investments that will ensure that Canadians come out of the pandemic with a brighter, more secure future.
February 8, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency will be hiring up to 2,000 new call centre agents to help Canadians file their tax return in an unprecedented year that saw millions of taxpayers rely on the Canada Emergency Benefits during the pandemic. 
December 3, 2020
Today, retired Canadian Forces Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, affirmed his opposition to privatization of services at the Department of National Defence. He supports the recommendations contained in the report In the interest of safety and security: The case for ending the privatization of Department of National Defence services. Leslie served as Chief of the Land Staff/Army Commander for four years at the height of the latest Afghan War.
November 27, 2020
Canada-wide, PSAC members are responding to the findings of the Uncover the Costs report and taking action against the contracting out of public service jobs on Canadian military bases.
October 13, 2020
Creating a public, non-profit long-term care system in Ontario – as proposed by the Ontario NDP last week – is the only way forward to protect seniors and prevent further tragedies in the province’s nursing homes during the pandemic. 
March 10, 2020
Covering the vast geography of Canada’s three northern territories, PSAC represents more workers than any other union in the region, and more than 30% of the employed population across the north.  Members work for all three levels of government - federal, territorial and municipal - from tiny fly-in hamlets to the large cities of Iqaluit, Yellowknife and Whitehorse.
March 6, 2020
Following a Public Interest Commission (PIC) report that backs the union’s demand for crucial wage adjustments, the Public Service Alliance of Canada will begin holding strike votes for civilian hospitality workers at Canadian Forces Base Valcartier. In a resounding victory for Non-Public Funds (NPF) workers, the Commission has sided with PSAC, calling on the government to fix wage gaps for employees whose wages lag far behind their peers in the industry.