Today, our strength comes from not only those same federal public service workers, but tens of thousands of members from different sectors and workplaces across Canada.
Workers in Canada haven't had it easy over the past few years. First, the pandemic upended our working lives and pushed many people to the breaking point. Now,it is fuelling alarmingly high grocery bills and rising prices at the gas pumps which has families wondering how they'll make ends meet.
As bargaining heats up this winter for 120,000 federal public service workers, it can be easy to forget why we should pay attention to this round of negotiations.
In the summer of 1984, four PSAC members fought for the right to be politically active as federal public service workers, paving the way for the stronger, more engaged unions we have today.
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