The federal government plans to shutter the Vegreville Immigration Centre and move operations 100km away to Edmonton. The closure will devastate a rural Alberta community already hard hit by the current economic climate. Rural communities play a vital role in Canada, and we need to ensure that our communities stay vibrant and strong.
January 4, 2017
December 14, 2016
PSAC negotiations continue
December 2, 2016
Canada’s spending watchdog Michael Ferguson sends a strong message to the federal government: better long-term funding is urgently needed to improve public services
November 25, 2016
PSAC is taking the ongoing campaign to ban asbestos directly to the Prime Minister. National President Robyn Benson launched the union’s new ban asbestos postcard initiative during PSAC’s National Health and Safety conference in Montreal last weekend. “Asbestos is the leading cause of workplace-related deaths in Canada. The Liberal government must take action to end this epidemic,” said Benson. “They must take the necessary steps to achieve a comprehensive ban on asbestos.”
November 17, 2016
NDP MP Sheri Benson has introduced a private member’s bill, C-321, to ban the import, export and manufacturing of asbestos and use the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to protect workers’ health.
November 2, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson is calling on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum to rescind the plan to close a case processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta. In a letter to the Minister, Benson warns that the move will have a devastating impact on the Vegreville community, as well as 280 workers and their families. “lt will kill other jobs in the community, close businesses, devastate property values, and undermine the tax base, thus making it harder to operate hospitals, schools and other essential community services,” Benson writes.
October 6, 2016
A proactive pay equity law has been needed for decades
September 14, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the 2015 election would be the last one under Canada’s outdated, unfair first-past-the-post electoral system. A special House of Commons committee is tasked with hearing from witnesses and making recommendations to the government by early December.
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.”
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