Common Issues

March 17, 2022
Are you a PSAC member aged 35 and under? Join us to hear from young workers on their experiences of precarity at work both inside and outside the federal public service, and to hear from negotiators fighting against precarious work at the bargaining table now. 
February 18, 2022
Are you a PSAC member aged 35 and under? Join us for this panel and discussion about the power that young workers have at the bargaining table!
February 8, 2022
Living through the pandemic radically changed the way Canadians live and work. Everyone had their working life turned upside down. Remote work has become a part of everyday life for many Canadians, including PSAC members.    Our employer must accept that our working lives have changed for good, and that remote work – whether a full time or hybrid system – makes sense for so many reasons.  
February 8, 2022
Unconscious bias and racist attitudes negatively impact the careers and mental health of racialized public service workers, and they also impact the quality and accessibility racialized Canadians have to public services.
February 8, 2022
Inflation is rapidly rising in Canada and all over the world, and workers are in trouble.   Growing consumer demand, global supply chain disruptions, product shortages, and rising oil prices have all contributed to a spiralling cost of living.  
February 4, 2022
As Canada continues to navigate the pandemic, the federal government should be a leader when it comes to offering better work-life balance to workers with remote work and the right to disconnect. But Treasury Board made it clear that they don’t recognize the need when the Common Issues bargaining table January 31 to February 3.
January 31, 2022
Nearly 75 per cent of PSAC members have been working remotely since the pandemic started, and more than 80 per cent want to continue having flexible work arrangements when the pandemic ends. What will our new normal look like? A lot depends on this round of bargaining with Treasury Board.
January 28, 2022
PSAC is gearing up to mobilize TC members and put pressure on Treasury Board after they refused to respond to the TC team’s wage proposals at the table January 24-27. The team presented their comprehensive wage proposals in November – three months ago – but Treasury Board continues to stall negotiations by coming to the table completely empty-handed.
January 27, 2022
We find ourselves at a pivotal turning point; we could fall back to the outdated Harper-era low-wage, greed-driven austerity policies that only benefit the wealthy, or Canada could embrace the just economic recovery Prime Minister Trudeau has been preaching – one that leaves nobody behind.