Federal government

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.
July 23, 2015
PSAC recently launched an awareness campaign about the impact of the drastic cuts that have been made to public services. The Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign focuses on cuts to key services that have affected Canadians since the Harper Conservatives came into power: support for veterans, border security, search and rescue, Employment Insurance, environmental protection and food safety.
July 15, 2015
 Almost 25 years ago, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that federal public service employees have a constitutional right to engage in political activity. At that time, the Public Service Employment Act did not allow these employees to take part in any political activities except casting their vote. The Court agreed that political activity is consistent with the Charter of Rights and Freedom’s guarantee of freedom of expression to individuals.
July 15, 2015
In 1991, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a Federal Court of Appeal decision that struck down restrictions on the political rights of federal public service employees. The Court also confirmed that restrictions on political activities should not apply to the vast majority of federal workers. Until 1988, the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA) did not allow federal public sector workers to take part in political activities beyond simply casting their vote.

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