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Government must address staffing issues to smooth refugee process

October 12, 2017 - 2:45pm

PSAC is calling on the federal government to address organizational and workload issues resulting from the influx of asylum seekers from the United States. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen must take responsibility for fixing these persistent problems.

“There are not enough front-line workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “And, from what we are hearing from our members, it is an organizational nightmare.”

Happy Anniversary Liberal Government? Not in Vegreville

September 21, 2017 - 1:00pm

In one month – on October 19, 2017 -  it will be the second anniversary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. It is also day that the federal government has chosen to impose as a deadline for employees of the Vegreville Immigration Centre. 

Federal Court supports reinstatement of fired PSAC member

July 6, 2017 - 11:00am

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the right of adjudicators to rule on cases of termination resulting from revocation of reliability status.

“For years, the employer has been using the revocation of reliability status for 'administrative reasons' as a way to prevent PSAC members and others from challenging these types of termination decisions using the collective agreement grievance process,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.

Liberal government should act quickly to support whistleblowers

June 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

The House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee has unanimously called for better protection for federal whistleblowers.

Their latest report, Strengthening the protection of the public interest within the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, addresses all of PSAC’s recommendations to the committee.