Federal government

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.
June 19, 2015
PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy
June 17, 2015
PSAC opposes the new Standard on Security Screening Employees have a right to privacy. While there are some times when privacy rights have to be balanced with security needs, privacy must be protected unless there is a clear security-related reason. We believe the new Standard on Security Screening goes way too far and most of the measures are not necessary to ensure security. The government has not shown any need for these new measures.
May 2, 2014
PSAC is pleased to report that the Federal Court of Appeal has today unanimously upheld the groundbreaking decision of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
April 9, 2014
An overview of how collective agreements are negotiated between PSAC and the government for the largest segment of employees.
September 16, 2013
Cuts to government jobs and public services will harm women and exacerbate their social and economic inequality.
September 16, 2013
A new federal law restricts the substance and application of pay equity in the public sector – making it more difficult for women to receive equal pay for work of equal value. The Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act is set to be implemented in the fall of 2013 and will compromise pay equity.

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