Unionization

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).
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
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?
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.
December 4, 2015
Employees at the International Development Research Centre have joined PSAC.

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