Federal government

October 29, 2015
Following a case conference with the Ontario Superior Court last week, a new date for the hearing of our injunction application on C-59 has been set for March 1-2, 2016. The parties consented to the adjournment as a sign of good faith to give the new government elect an opportunity to confirm their campaign promises of not exercising their powers under C-59, the law that allowed the government to unilaterally change provisions in federal government employee contracts and skip over collective bargaining.
October 29, 2015
PSAC asked Canadians to vote for change and on October 19 they delivered. With a unanimous mandate from our 17th Triennial Convention, PSAC launched the Vote to Stop the Cuts public awareness campaign on July 13. The message: stop the cuts to public services by voting out the Harper Conservatives. The campaign focused on support for veterans, border security, search and rescue, employment insurance, environmental protection and food safety.
October 24, 2015
PSAC national president Robyn Benson has reached out to the new government congratulating Justin Trudeau and his caucus on their election and expressing hope for a constructive relationship. She also requested a meeting with Mr. Trudeau as soon as possible. “I have indicated to Prime Minister-designate Trudeau that our union looks forward to building a positive and constructive relationship with his government,” said Benson. “As far as we are concerned, change cannot happen soon enough and we want to be part of it.”
October 16, 2015
There’s a place trucks can get into Canada where drivers have about a one in 30 chance of having to stop for an inspection. Welcome to Canada’s most porous border, only one of its kind – St. Zacharie, Quebec – and it happens to be in Conservative MP Maxime Bernier’s riding.  
October 16, 2015
There’s a place trucks can get into Canada where drivers have about a one in 30 chance of having to stop for an inspection. Welcome to Canada’s most porous border, only one of its kind – St. Zacharie, Quebec – and it happens to be in Conservative MP Maxime Bernier’s riding. St. Zacharie — and the public safety issues associated with letting 10,000 mostly commercial vehicles through with minimal inspections — are the subject of a new video from the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).
October 15, 2015
Ottawa, October 15th, 2015 — A new Ekos poll commissioned by the Public Service Alliance of Canada shows that a large percentage of Canadians are opposed to cuts to public services and believe the cuts will affect the election result on October 19th. The poll was conducted from October 2-11, 2015, and drew on a sample size of 5,064 Canadians of voting age (23, 836 were contacted) with a margin of error of 1.38. It revealed that Canadians are particularly concerned about cuts to food safety, border security and services for veterans. Some highlights:
October 8, 2015
The Conservative government has just signed a free trade that will give corporations, not elected governments, more power to decide what’s good for Canada.
September 28, 2015
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is today launching the second phase of its Vote to Stop the Cuts campaign. The campaign provides key information about the Harper Conservatives’ cuts to public services and encourages Canadians to take this into account when voting on October 19th.
September 24, 2015
This week, Elections Canada mailed voter information cards to all registered electors. Here is what you need to know about voter registration:
September 17, 2015
PSAC members working at the Immigration and Refugee Board office in Calgary were recently told that their jobs will be abolished. The IRB is making these cuts despite the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and calls for Canada to do more. Out of the seven positions at the Registry in the Calgary office, six are being eliminated.  These employees provide assistance to members of the IRB who make decisions regarding refugee claims.

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