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Federal whistleblowers remain at risk

November 15, 2017 - 10:30am

The Liberal government’s response to recommendations to strengthen the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act is completely inadequate.

Earlier this year, the House of Commons Government Operations and Estimates Committee produced a report that was critical of the current law and made recommendations to improve the Act.

Statement on proposed harassment and sexual violence legislation

November 8, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see the government propose stronger legislation to address harassment and sexual violence at work and now offer protection to Parliament Hill staff, including more than 600 PSAC members.

The proposed legislation, Bill C-65, would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.

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.