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.”
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.