Federal government

August 10, 2016
BY REGISTERED MAIL August 4, 2016 The Honorable Judy Foote Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada 11 Laurier Street Place du Portage, Phase III, Floor 18A1 Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5 Dear Minister Foote: RE:  PHOENIX PAY SYSTEM I am following up regarding our requests to meet with you to discuss the above-referenced matter.
August 10, 2016
A recent media story wrongly suggested PSAC had never asked for a meeting with Minister Foote. We have contacted the Minister’s office and they agree this was an error and confirmed we have requested a meeting.  “We have been asking Minister Foote repeatedly for a meeting for several months,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “Up to now, it appears she hasn’t found the Phoenix issue urgent enough to see us.”
August 9, 2016
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, formally opened the Canadian Coast Guard Kitsilano Base yesterday
July 15, 2016
The Liberal government has finally put an end to the Harper Conservatives Red Tape Reduction commission. This commission was mandated to arbitrarily gut regulations, without regard to the health and safety of Canadians. “Since the launch of this partisan commission, PSAC had repeatedly warned that regulations need to be enforced and should override concerns about bureaucracy and red tape,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
June 16, 2016
As we begin another round of bargaining with Treasury Board, negotiations now will take place in a much fairer bargaining environment thanks to the efforts of our members. Since 2013, our union and our members have been fighting back against the Conservative government’s changes restricting our bargaining rights that were contained in their budget implementation bill, C-4.
June 10, 2016
A House of Commons Special Committee on Pay Equity is recommending a new proactive federal law for public and private sector workers. “We are very pleased with the Committee’s report – It’s Time to Act  recommending the government accept the overall direction of the 2004 Federal Pay Equity Task Force report and adopt the majority of its recommendations,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.
June 9, 2016
In the face of a looming court date, the Liberal government has finally set in place interim measures to suspend application of unconstitutional legislation to current collective agreement talks.
May 11, 2016
In light of the slow pace of negotiations with the new Liberal government, the PSAC is calling on members to boycott the government’s National Public Service Week to be held June 12-18 this year. The Liberal government has yet to deliver on their stated commitment to repair their relationship with the public service and restore respect for public service workers. That is why we strongly encourage our members to boycott National Public Service Week and to urge their co-workers to do the same.
May 11, 2016
PSAC President Robyn Benson conveyed our union’s serious concerns about the implementation of the final phase of the Phoenix pay system in a recent meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on April 25. PSAC has been sounding the alarm on this pay system for months now. Benson shared her concerns that our members are still not getting paid properly. And the stress continues to mount for the employees in Miramichi who are working on the new system.
April 5, 2016
For some time now, and since the new pay system Phoenix was launched at the Public Works Pay Centre, we have been hearing from our members of numerous problems and concerns.

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