University sector

September 1, 2021
Elections Canada has no plans for on-campus voting this election, affecting thousands of workers and students who work and live on campus.
May 7, 2021
The Quebec Superior Court has recently ruled on Bill 21, the Act respecting the laicity (secularism) of the State. Bill 21 bans public school teachers, judges, police officers and other public service workers from wearing religious symbols – like the hijab, kippah and turban – while at work. PSAC was an intervening party in this dispute, one of two unions to join the legal challenge.
March 30, 2021
In a historic win, PSAC has brought an end to sky-high tuition fees for its international PhD members at Queen’s University. Recently, the university announced that all PSAC members will pay the same PhD tuition, regardless of their immigration status, starting September 2021. This decision comes as a result of a two-year long, student-led campaign and advocacy by PSAC Local 901 members.
March 12, 2021
Federal and provincial governments need to step up to fix serious issues in post-secondary education (PSE), says a new report by the Education For All coalition representing over one million students and workers. In a report released last month, the coalition outlines significant challenges facing the sector and lays out a comprehensive pl
February 11, 2021
After a thorough investigation, the CNESST (commission on workplace standards, fairness, health and safety) has found that Université Laval’s postdoctoral fellows are employees as defined in the Pay Equity Act and are thus entitled to a pay equity program and all related benefits, on the following grounds: 
January 27, 2021
Last week saw the launch of the new Education for All coalition campaign. PSAC is a founding member of this coalition that brings together post-secondary workers and students with the goal to mobilize our combined memberships towards an affordable, high quality, publicly funded post-secondary education system.
September 14, 2020
Just weeks before the provincial election in New Brunswick, post-graduate student Caitlin Grogan was saddled with a nearly impossible task. Nominated as the NDP candidate for the riding of Quispamsis, just north of Saint John, Grogan had to scramble to gain support and share her vision – all without holding rallies or going door to door due to the pandemic.  8.3.2
August 19, 2020
The Public Service Alliance of Canada is the first union to legally challenge the fundamentally discriminatory sections of the Quebec’s Professional Syndicates Act (PSA).
August 4, 2020
PSAC local Concordia Association of Research Employees (CARE) was awarded their first collective agreement through arbitration. 472 research associates, research assistants, professionals and technicians are now working under a contract ensuring substantial advances. 

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