Discrimination

August 31, 2021
We invite all PSAC members to complete this brief online survey. Information provided will be used for PSAC analysis and for our submission to the Employment Equity Act taskforce.
April 1, 2021
On March 24, Members of Parliament voted unanimously to legislate the acknowledgement of Emancipation Day to be on August 1st across Canada. The date commemorates the abolishment of slavery throughout the British colonies, including Canada, by British Parliament on August 1, 1834.
March 31, 2021
As part of Black History Month 2021, PSAC organized a series of panel discussions that looked at the issues facing Black workers and to honor the contributions of Black labour activists in this country. We are now making these discussions available online for everyone's benefit.
February 15, 2021
To celebrate Black History Month, PSAC has planned a series of panel discussions that will dive into issues facing Black workers and will honour the contributions of Black labour activists in Canada.
January 20, 2021
PSAC is moving forward with a policy grievance filed against the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) on the issue of systemic anti-Black racism, anti-Black sexism, and racial discrimination experienced by PSAC members working at the CHRC.
December 4, 2020
The Public Service Alliance of Canada supports the legal action taken on behalf of nearly 30,000 past and present federal public service workers who identify as Black, Caribbean or of African descent.
October 15, 2020
October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on this day, the Dignity for All campaign for a poverty free Canada, which is supported by PSAC’s Social Justice Fund, promotes the Chew on This! day of action to mobilize people from across Canada to call for an end to poverty.
September 30, 2020
The residential school system separated Indigenous children from their families, language and culture. It was an act of genocide against the First Peoples of this land whose lives and futures were forever altered. It is a shameful part of Canada’s history that should never be forgotten, and the founders of Orange Shirt Day want to make sure that it never will be.  
August 19, 2020
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is the first union to legally challenge the fundamentally discriminatory sections of the Quebec’s Professional Syndicates Act (PSA).
July 18, 2020
PSAC National President Chris Aylward made the following statement:  In response to PSAC’s recently announced webinar An introduction to antiracism for White folks, Rebel “News” made and posted a racist and hateful video that attacks our union and one of the webinar’s presenters Nora Loreto, who is an outspoken, high-profile, anti-racist and feminist activist.

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