Unionization

March 23, 2017
PSAC received notice from the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) on March 20, 2017, that PSAC and others unions /associations have been granted intervenor status in the matter of CUPE’s applications to represent LES-TOs and PO-TCOs (Telecommunications Operators). Others granted intervenor status include the Canadian Police Association and the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada. We await further instruction from the Board in regard to hearings on the matter.
November 15, 2016
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a British Columbia teachers’ union in a case that will impact public sector labour relations across Canada.
May 5, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson has asked the House of Commons Human Resources, Skills, Social development and Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee to approve without delay a government bill that would undo at least some of the damage done to labour relations by the previous Conservative government.
March 24, 2016
Human rights Unions are at the forefront on human rights.  We negotiate stronger human rights protections into collective agreements, establishing norms which may become laws or public policy.
March 24, 2016
Why join a union? Workers benefit when they can use their collective strength and bargaining power to negotiate improvements to their working conditions with their employers.  Many may feel that they can do a better job negotiating their own salaries. This may be the case if you are on good terms with your manager(s), but what happens when that is not the case?
December 4, 2015
Employees at the International Development Research Centre have joined PSAC.
October 7, 2015
To commemorate World Day for Decent Work, PSAC is calling on its members and all Canadian workers to mobilize against corporate greed and expose the Harper Conservatives dismal support for workers’ rights.
September 15, 2015
Nearly 400 workers at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s head office have chosen to unionize and join the PSAC family. This comes after nearly 6 years of wage freezes and insecurity due to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Corporation’s move to privatize the industry. Work terms and conditions of the Sault Ste. Marie employees will now be secure until negotiations for a fair collective agreement are complete.
May 14, 2015
More than 1,100 academic workers at the University of Saskatchewan have joined PSAC.
October 8, 2013
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions. They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements. They want to take out our union security clauses. The most important thing we can do to combat these attacks is educate and engage thousands of members about the gains our union has made and the threats we face. PSAC has launched a member-to-member, one-to-one conversation campaign. Member campaigners are speaking to other members, face-to-face across the country.