Federal bargaining: Ramp up the pressure by taking strike training

PSAC is continuing to fight for strong collective agreements that include fair wages, better work-life balance, job security and inclusive workplaces, and we’ve escalated our pressure on the government by launching strike training for members working for Treasury Board and the PSAC-UTE. 

“We are preparing to fight for a fair contract if the government continues to ignore the plight of workers,” said PSAC National President Chris Aylward. “PSAC members across the country are taking strike training so that we're ready for any possible outcome."

As the cost of living remains at record highs for workers, we'll continue to push for fair and reasonable wages that prevent members from falling further behind.

Regional strike training preparation

Regional offices across the country are rolling out introductory strike training for members. Visit your PSAC regional website for more information.

Training covers the collective bargaining process, key outstanding bargaining issues, the importance of mobilization on our bargaining power, the strike vote process, and more. The content is presented in various formats including a full day intensive training, a half-day overview, and a shorter introductory session. All general strike-related questions will be answered during the training.

Online strike training preparation

Education makes our union stronger. That’s why, in addition to in-person training, PSAC has developed an online strike preparation course that members can complete at their own pace.

The three-hour, self-led course will help members learn more about what strikes are, how they work, and where they fit in the bargaining process. Other topics covered include:

  • How strikes can make major gains for workers
  • PSAC strikes that our members won during the pandemic
  • The basic structure of strikes at PSAC
  • Strike logistics, including strike pay and essential services
  • What you can do right now to ensure we win 

Enroll in online strike training today:

When you finish the course, make sure to download your course certificate and tell your friends and colleagues about PSAC’s online education opportunities.

Stay informed and engaged  

Getting involved and taking action are key as we push for a fair contract. Be prepared, get mobilized, stay engaged, and be ready to take action: 

  • Attend PSAC national and regional events
  • Participate in actions, information sessions, lunch and learns, and workshops
  • Get in touch with your regional office to get involved
  • Keep your contact information up to date to receive all the latest bargaining updates.


October 11, 2022