Unionization

February 16, 2021
PSAC celebrates Black History Month by acknowledging the profound contributions Black workers have had in building Canada’s economy and in pushing the labour movement to where it is today. Join us as we honour the following Black activists and leaders in Canadian labour history. 
June 3, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the BC government for making long overdue changes to British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act and the BC Labour Code that will make a real, positive difference to workers and their families across the province.
February 13, 2018
As you move forward in the process of deeming and becoming members of our union, PSAC-USJE have created a process to welcome CM input to this round of collective bargaining.
July 19, 2017
Here’s a Q&A on unionization and other issues of concern for Civilian Members in the RCMP.
July 5, 2017
PSAC locals are responsible for day to day dealings with the employer where trained individuals deal with health and safety related matters. Locals are provided with professional assistance and representation for all labour relations matters including health and safety.  
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?
Many civilian members (CM) will become PSAC members upon deeming. For some, this will be your first membership in a union. Many of you have questions about the role of the union and how it will work for you. One of the best ways to answer these questions is to hear from existing members. Everyone has a story that defines their involvement in the union and pushes them to go the extra mile to help their coworkers and improve their workplace. Here are just a few of the success stories from members across the PSAC.