Federal government

June 19, 2018
The first date in the arbitration hearing with Treasury Board concerning improvements to PSAC’s dental plan begin today. For over a year, PSAC has requested reasonable improvements to the dental plan covering our Treasury Board members. Last August, PSAC filed for arbitration with the employer because of their unwillingness to agree on any increases to dental benefits. In today’s hearing, we have asked for the following improvements:
June 8, 2018
As problems with Phoenix continue to affect hundreds of thousands of public service workers, the federal government will hold its National Public Service Week (NPSW) from June 10 to 16, 2018.
February 28, 2018
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 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.

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