It’s so important for PSAC members and Canadians to support parties that will continue to build and fund a universal, accessible and affordable child care system that reduces fees, creates more child care spots, helps women return to work and provide fair wages to chronically underpaid early childhood educators.
September 2, 2021
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.
August 27, 2021
Canada has historically viewed itself as a model of multiculturalism and inclusion. But the reality is we have a long way to go to truly address the systemic racism that permeates our society.
June 25, 2021
PSAC joins residential school survivors, Indigenous communities and all Canadians in grieving the disturbing discovery of as many as 751 unmarked graves near the former Marieval Indian Residential School in Saskatchewan.
May 27, 2021
As part of the National Joint Council (NJC) cyclical review, the Travel Directive will be revised in Fall 2021. The purpose of the Travel Directive is to provide a framework meant to reimburse employees for reasonable expenses incurred while travelling on government business. The reviewing process differs from traditional collective bargaining. To ensure that we succeed in achieving this process, member participation and direct input is critical.
May 6, 2021
The pandemic has shown that lean approaches to staffing, contracting out, or using precarious workers leave Canadians vulnerable in times of emergency. PSAC has recommended that the government’s plans for a recovery from the pandemic include appropriate funding for public sector workers to deliver the programs needed to bridge Canada’s social and economic gaps and build a stronger and more resilient Canada.
April 30, 2021
PSAC-UCTE members who work for Transport Canada have critical responsibilities to ensure the safety of Canadians as people and goods move across the country, on land, at sea, and in the air. Our members take pride in their work, making sure that transportation safety standards are met. We are therefore very concerned that Transport Canada plans on contracting out some of this important work. This will include privatizing the testing required to license commercial pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.
April 13, 2021
April 1, 2021
In the last round of negotiations, the Program and Administrative Services (PA) and Technical Services (TC) bargaining units negotiated Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) to conduct a joint study on mental health support mechanisms. The study would focus on PSAC members who may be exposed to explicit and disturbing material, and/or potentially threatening situations while on the job.
March 12, 2021
Federal and provincial governments need to step up to fix serious issues in post-secondary education (PSE), says a new report by the Education For All coalition representing over one million students and workers. In a report released last month, the coalition outlines significant challenges facing the sector and lays out a comprehensive pl
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