Unionization

August 15, 2017
The Public Service Alliance of Canada, Quebec region (PSAC-Quebec) was recently granted certification by the Tribunal administratif du travail du Québec to represent a unit comprised of veterinary residents and interns at the Université de Montréal.
July 19, 2017
Here’s a Q&A on unionization and other issues of concern for Civilian Members in the RCMP.
July 13, 2017
To begin dialogue with RCMP Civilian Members who will be deemed into PSAC/USGE bargaining units as of April 2018, the union held its first webinar to welcome these new members on July 4 and 6. The union committed to recording the webinars but unfortunately technical difficulties ensued and the recordings are not available.
July 5, 2017
The pension plans for the RCMP and the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) are broadly very similar.  They are both defined benefit pension plans with benefits that are almost identical.  Members in almost every situation will see a seamless transition from one plan to the other. 
July 5, 2017
PSAC met with Treasury Board for very preliminary discussions about the deeming process. While at this stage we do not have a lot to report, we can say that PSAC/USGE are emphasizing that a freeze of terms and conditions of work be in place during ongoing discussions up to the point of deeming and during regular bargaining for the units into which civilian members (CM) will find themselves. PSAC/USGE will defend protecting (grandfathering) any superior existing terms and conditions of employment for those impacted by the deeming process.
June 22, 2017
Civilian Members of the RCMP who are pay-matched to PSAC/USGE bargaining units and will be deemed public service employees as of April, 2018 are invited to attend our first ‘welcome to PSAC/USGE!’ webinar.
June 14, 2017
Two Conservative anti-union laws, Bills C-377 and C-525, are now history with the adoption of Bill C-4. “Both of these Conservative bills were an attack on working people,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “Canada’s labour movement mobilized fierce opposition to these laws. This victory is thanks to the vocal solidarity of union members and our allies.” 
April 21, 2017
Shortly after PSAC National President Robyn Benson sent a letter to Minister Scott Brison, President of Treasury Board, asking about fair treatment of RCMP civilian members, we received Treasury Board’s written commitment to provide pay-matched civilian members with the pay increases recently negotiated by their comparators in the core public administration. We’ll confirm with the employer as to when raises will be provided.
April 12, 2017
PSAC wants to meet with Minister Brison to demand that the RCMP civilian employees’ rights and benefits are protected.
March 31, 2017
To Civilian Members of the RCMP who are in the process of beginning your transition to the federal public service, I am writing to welcome and introduce you to the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

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