Common Issues

October 3, 2022
PSAC Member Thu Trinh likes what she does. As a Benefits Officer at Employment and Social Development Canada, she enjoys figuring out where overpayments or underpayments come from and correcting claims to make it right.
September 26, 2022
After two weeks of mediation at the Common Issues table, the federal government put forward a revised wage offer on the last day of talks that would still see more than 120,000 federal public service workers take what amounts to a significant pay cut in the face of record high inflation.
August 19, 2022
As wages continue to slip far below soaring inflation in Canada, PSAC will head to mediation with the government to make meaningful gains for more than 120,000 federal public service workers ahead of Public Interest Commission hearings. Mediation dates have been set for common issues bargaining from September 12-14 and 20-23 – which negotiates gains for workers at all Treasury Board tables – with dates expected for the PA, SV, TC and EB groups soon.
August 11, 2022
Building a stronger public service and providing workers with cost-of-living wage increases benefits local economies and helps fight the impacts of inflation driven by many of Canada’s wealthiest corporations, according to new publications from l’Institut de recherche et d’informations socioéconomique.
July 5, 2022
PSAC’s fight for a fair deal is progressing as a federal labour board last week moved to establish a Public Interest Commission (PIC) to help advance negotiations for 120,000 PSAC members.
June 22, 2022
I work in trades in the Operational Services (SV) group. When I think about good jobs, I immediately think of good morale in the workplace. But morale has never been so low in our departments, as my colleagues and I have been watching our jobs go to the private sector.  
June 7, 2022
This Indigenous History Month, join PSAC members from across treaty and unceded territories in a panel moderated by Lorraine Rousseau, regional executive vice-president for the North, to talk about bargaining demands that support Indigenous members, and how we can work together to advance Indigenous workers’ rights at the bargaining table.
May 18, 2022
After nearly a year of negotiations with Treasury Board, we made the difficult decision to declare impasse for more than 120,000 of our members in the PA, SV, TC and EB groups.
May 17, 2022
Negotiations are reaching a pivotal moment as Treasury Board continued to stall at the bargaining table with the Education and Library Science (EB) bargaining team May 11-12, 2022.
May 16, 2022
Talks are close to breaking off as Treasury Board yet again failed to address our key issues during negotiations with the Technical Services bargaining team May 10-12.