Public Service Alliance of Canada members across Canada are taking action February 28 to mark the second anniversary of the disastrous Phoenix pay system. While PSAC is encouraged by the funding commitment for Phoenix in the 2018 federal budget, the government has still failed to offer federal public service workers an exemption from paying back the gross amount for overpayments.
February 28, 2018
February 1, 2018
PSAC joins all those celebrating Black History Month by acknowledging the contributions of Black Canadians across the country and throughout our history.
January 24, 2018
Treasury Board did not update its leave system to include Union leave (Peoplesoft code 641) before January 1st. Treasury Board estimates it will have the necessary coding completed by February 15th.
November 15, 2017
The Liberal government’s response to recommendations to strengthen the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act is completely inadequate. Earlier this year, the House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee produced a report that was critical of the current law and made recommendations to improve the Act.
November 8, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see the government propose stronger legislation to address harassment and sexual violence at work and now offer protection to Parliament Hill staff, including more than 600 PSAC members. The proposed legislation, Bill C-65, would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.
October 12, 2017
PSAC is calling on the federal government to address organizational and workload issues resulting from the influx of asylum seekers from the United States. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen must take responsibility for fixing these persistent problems. “There are not enough front-line workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “And, from what we are hearing from our members, it is an organizational nightmare.”
September 21, 2017
In one month – on October 19, 2017 - it will be the second anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. It is also day that the federal government has chosen to impose as a deadline for employees of the Vegreville Immigration Centre.
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.
July 6, 2017
The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the right of adjudicators to rule on cases of termination resulting from revocation of reliability status. “For years, the employer has been using the revocation of reliability status for 'administrative reasons' as a way to prevent PSAC members and others from challenging these types of termination decisions using the collective agreement grievance process,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
June 28, 2017
The House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee has unanimously called for better protection for federal whistleblowers. Their latest report, Strengthening the protection of the public interest within the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, addresses all of PSAC’s recommendations to the committee.
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