Federal government

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
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 5, 2021
New mandate letters issued to federal ministers build on the previous commitments made by the Trudeau government and chart new plans to address the current challenges created by the pandemic. It is imperative however that the government properly funds these commitments in the 2021 budget to build a stronger, more resilient, and equitable Canada. PSAC welcomes the Liberal government’s commitment to:
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.
December 4, 2020
It has been brought to our attention that some retired or former PSAC members have been misdirected to fill out a form titled Claim for general compensation for former employees: Payment equivalent to additional leave to request their portion of the Phoenix damages settlement.
September 25, 2020
In this week’s Speech from the Throne, the federal government laid the foundations for its vision of Canada’s economic recovery. The many commitments made by the Liberal government were a rejection of austerity and called on the ultra rich to pay their fair share. PSAC members and their families will benefit from many of the promises made by the government, but they must translate into concrete action, and we have to work hard to make sure they deliver.
September 18, 2020
The Liberal government’s upcoming Speech from the Throne (September 23) is an opportunity to set Canada on the path of an economic recovery that addresses the inequities in our society laid bare by the pandemic.  

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