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
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.”
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.