Contracting out

March 2, 2023
PSAC continues to oppose and stop the privatization of federal public service work, most recently by participating in a study on outsourcing being conducted by the House of Commons’ Government Operations Committee (OGGO). PSAC’s arguments focus on several key points:
March 2, 2023
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Union of Veterans Affairs Employees (UVAE) join veterans and their advocates calling for the Liberal government to cancel a new $570 million dollar contract for veteran rehabilitation services in Canada.
October 3, 2022
The FB bargaining team raised several priority issues for discussion — including telework, job protections, and being assigned to work hours in another location — when they met with Treasury Board and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) September 27-29 to continue talks for a new collective agreement. 
June 20, 2022
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE) have launched a campaign calling for the federal government to stop contracting out services to veterans and hire more permanent case managers.
October 15, 2021
After a successful fight-back campaign against contracting out call centre jobs at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the Agency has brought these jobs back into the federal public service.  CRA had quietly outsourced roughly 130 jobs to a third-party contractor in March to answer general questions about the emergency pandemic benefits available to Canadians.
May 6, 2021
The pandemic has shown that lean approaches to staffing, contracting out, or using precarious workers leave Canadians vulnerable in times of emergency. PSAC has recommended that the government’s plans for a recovery from the pandemic include appropriate funding for public sector workers to deliver the programs needed to bridge Canada’s social and economic gaps and build a stronger and more resilient Canada.  
April 30, 2021
PSAC-UCTE members who work for Transport Canada have critical responsibilities to ensure the safety of Canadians as people and goods move across the country, on land, at sea, and in the air.  Our members take pride in their work, making sure that transportation safety standards are met. We are therefore very concerned that Transport Canada plans on contracting out some of this important work. This will include privatizing the testing required to license commercial pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers.
April 15, 2021
The federal government must show they have learned the most important lesson of this pandemic in their 2021 budget – it is time to make real, lasting, and systemic change that will improve the lives of workers.  
March 29, 2021
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has silently decided it will outsource roughly 130 jobs to a third-party contractor to answer general questions about the emergency benefits available to Canadians.  
March 25, 2021
The Department of National Defence (DND) recently announced the retendering of the contract for facilities management services at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Goose Bay to Serco, a private sector contractor. While continuity is preferable over a different company, the new contract will cut approximately 30 jobs.