A recent letter from the president of the Treasury Board to PSAC helps to clarify many of the outstanding issues related to the deeming of Civilian Members in the RCMP into the federal public service.
October 5, 2017
PSAC representatives met with Treasury Board to discuss the differences in the RCMP Superannuation Act and the Public Service Superannuation Act.
October 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.
September 29, 2017
This is to let you know that PSAC has commissioned the Environics Research Group to conduct an online survey with PSAC members. The objective of the survey is to gauge opinions on union priorities and will be conducted in the beginning of October. A random selection of PSAC members will be solicited. You may be contacted by e-mail to take part in this online survey. We encourage your participation and assure you all answers will be kept anonymous.
September 27, 2017
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.
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
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.