Federal government

May 25, 2017
The Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a Treasury Board request for a judicial review of an adjudication decision that ruled certain employees were entitled to salary protection after being classified downwards. On May 24, in a rare move, the Court issued its ruling shortly after hearing only the employer’s arguments. The Court did not need to hear PSAC’s presentation, as it was able to make its ruling on the basis of our written submission.
May 9, 2017
The latest annual report on the federal public service notes the failure of the Phoenix pay system as one of the biggest challenges that faced the public service last year.
May 7, 2017
The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat issued the following statement in response to flooding in the National Capital Region.
April 6, 2017
During the 2015 election, Prime Minister Trudeau wrote to all public service workers promising to treat them with respect and restore the cuts made by the previous Conservative government. Instead, the second Liberal budget provided modest increases and funding and many services were left out.
March 28, 2017
A recent Federal Court of Appeal decision has allowed another opportunity for whistleblower Sylvie Therrien to challenge her termination
March 28, 2017
March, 2017 (PDF version) The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is the largest federal public sector union, representing more than 180,000 people from coast to coast to coast. The majority of PSAC members work for the federal government and its agencies. PSAC also represents workers in the private sector, in territorial governments and in the broader public sector, including universities. 
February 23, 2017
The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act fails to protect whistleblowers from reprisals, and is incapable of punishing those who retaliate against whistleblowers for coming forward. “Workers are reluctant to come forward, and when they do, they often experience great sacrifice in their personal and work lives,” said PSAC Regional Executive Vice-President Larry Rousseau. “This sends a powerful message to others to remain silent.”
January 4, 2017
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.
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

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