National Public Service Week: When we stick together, we win together

Statement from PSAC National President Chris Aylward 

National Public Service Week – June 11 to 17 – is a time to recognize the many contributions of federal public service workers to our country and our communities. 

And this year, PSAC members can celebrate the hard-fought gains we achieved by working together and fighting for better. 

You showed incredible the strength and resilience during one of the largest national strikes in Canada’s history, and secured fair contracts that don’t leave workers behind.  

You helped our bargaining teams secure fair wages that close the gap with inflation, the strongest remote work language in the country, better job security, and safer and more inclusive workplaces. 

Your willingness to put everything on the line and fight for a fair contract is the true meaning of solidarity, and you’ve set the bar not only for our own members, but all workers in Canada.  

Ratification votes wrap up June 16 at 12 p.m. ET, and if you haven't already, I encourage you to take a moment to cast your ballot.  

Now, we’re fighting for fair collective agreements for our federal members who are still in negotiations.  

Our bargaining teams are hard at work on behalf of members at Parks Canada, CFIA, and CBSA. These workers deserve fair wages and better working conditions, too. And they’ll need our support. 

They were there for us, and now it’s time for us to step up for them. Because when PSAC members stick together, we win together.  

Happy National Public Service Week!

In solidarity,  

Chris Aylward 

June 12, 2023