Common Issues

January 30, 2023
PSAC has filed policy grievances against Treasury Board and agencies for unilaterally imposing changes to our members’ working conditions while we’re in negotiations for 165,000 federal public service workers.  
January 23, 2023
Since the beginning of the pandemic, you and other PSAC members have stepped up by helping Canadians when they needed it most — whether your work got done from home or the workplace.  But instead of showing their appreciation for workers at the bargaining table, all we’ve seen from Treasury Board is total disrespect and disregard for the issues that matter most to PSAC members. 
January 23, 2023
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is launching nationwide strike votes for more than 120,000 federal public service workers after talks broke down over wages and other key issues. Strike votes for members in the Program and Administrative Services, Operational Services, Technical Services, and Education and Library Science bargaining groups will be conducted from February 22 to April 19, 2023. 
January 21, 2023
Recent public communications from Treasury Board have implied an imminent return to the bargaining table. While there have been some exploratory conversations with the employer and representatives of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) about logistics in the event of a possible return to the bargaining table, there is no confirmed agreement to do so. PSAC agrees that in the event of a return to the bargaining table, a third-party mediator would be advisable. 
January 13, 2023
The federal government’s move to file a bad faith bargaining complaint against PSAC is just another stalling tactic to deny workers a fair contract.
December 21, 2022
The federal government’s blanket hybrid work plan tramples on workers’ collective bargaining rights and forces a flawed one-size-fits-all approach on a diverse and evolving public service.  
December 19, 2022
Public Interest Commission (PIC) hearings were held for the EB group by the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board November 21, December 12 and 13. The bargaining team and employer both presented their positions and are now awaiting a decision from the PIC.
December 15, 2022
Despite a week of denials, Treasury Board announced today it would unilaterally impose a restrictive hybrid work policy for all federal public service workers in the core administration.  
December 9, 2022
Speculation about an imminent announcement that would mandate all federal public service workers to return to workplaces a minimum of 2-3 days per week are deeply concerning and have serious implications for more than 165,000 PSAC members.  
November 17, 2022
These days, Nkumu Assana Kirika and his family’s budget is a bit tighter. The culprit? Canada’s skyrocketing inflation. “Transportation, housing, groceries… Most of my paycheque goes towards these bills, so there’s nothing left over for savings. It’s hard.”

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