Federal government

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.
March 22, 2016
The Public Service Alliance of Canada welcomes the new government’s move away from austerity and its commitment to invest to improve the lives of Canadians, at least in the immediate future. “Federal public service workers want to deliver on commitments made in the federal budget. That requires departments having the resources they need to serve Canadians,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
March 15, 2016
As budget day approaches, the Public Service Alliance of Canada is calling on Finance Minister Bill Morneau to create real change by reinvesting in the federal public service for the immediate economic benefit of all Canadians. “We urgently need to see a new approach to the economy from this government. The Liberal election platform promised to improve the quality of public services, including reducing wait times and increasing access to in-person services. We will hold them to that,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.
February 22, 2016
The Liberal government needs to reinvest in the public service, not introduce more austerity measures.

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