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Federal public service unions react cautiously to the government working group on Phoenix

Fri, 2017-04-28 20:18
Ottawa, April 28, 2017 – Representatives from several public service unions reacted cautiously yesterday to the creation of a government working group to tackle the Phoenix pay system. The “Working Group of Ministers on Achieving Steady...
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Government’s new plan falls short of complete fix for Phoenix

Thu, 2017-04-27 21:18
The federal government has announced a new plan to deal with the failed Phoenix pay system. The plan includes a new task force of senior ministers in the government.  “Our members have been dealing with the consequences of the Phoenix...
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Diversity and Inclusion in the Public Service: Take the survey

Thu, 2017-04-27 19:18
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is participating on the Diversity and Inclusion Joint Union/Management Taskforce. The Taskforce’s mandate is to define diversity and inclusion in the Public Service, establish a case for diversity and...
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2017 Asian Heritage Month

Thu, 2017-04-27 15:18
Establishment of Asian Heritage Month Asian Heritage Month was first officially recognized in December 2001, when the Canadian Senate adopted the month of May as Asian Heritage Month.  This is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the long...
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National Day of Mourning: The fight for safe workplaces continues

Wed, 2017-04-26 14:18
The National Day of Mourning, held on April 28, was established to remember those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job. It also recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to prevent exposures, injuries and fatalities on...
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Chechnya: Government persecution, torture and killing of gay men must stop

Tue, 2017-04-25 14:18
 The recent news from Chechnya is unacceptable and alarming.   There are reports from the country that Chechen authorities have detained and tortured hundreds of gay men, three of whom have reportedly been killed. The federal...
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PSAC 2017 scholarship program now open

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:18
The application process for the 2017 PSAC Scholarship Program is now open. The program consists of 14 scholarships for dependent children of PSAC members and 3 scholarships for PSAC members who will be attending university, college or a recognized...
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Victory! PSAC gets pay increases for pay-matched RCMP Civilian members

Fri, 2017-04-21 21:18
Shortly after PSAC National President Robyn Benson sent a letter to Minister Scott Brison, President of Treasury Board, asking about fair treatment of RCMP civilian members, we received Treasury Board’s written commitment to provide pay-matched...
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FB bargaining update: What comes next for the PIC

Fri, 2017-04-21 17:18
Our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group broke off talks in February after spending three days in mediation with the employer and making no progress on our key priorities. Also, CBSA continued to push concessions. Consequently, our bargaining...
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Supporting workers' rights in Bangladesh

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:18
April 24, 2017, is the 4th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 and injured 2,500 garment workers. To commemorate this anniversary, Canadian unions have joined together to promote action to raise public...
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Earth Day: Liberal government must do more

Fri, 2017-04-21 15:18
April 22 is Earth Day. One year ago, the Canadian government, along with 194 other countries, signed the Paris climate change agreement. By signing, Canada and other countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to...
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Phoenix: PSAC demands compensation for hardship to affected employees

Thu, 2017-04-20 17:18
PSAC is doing everything in its power to ensure that the pay system is fixed so that our members in the federal public service get paid correctly and on-time. We are also demanding the government address the difficulties our members are facing because...
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Dental Care Plan Negotiations

Wed, 2017-04-19 20:18
After an extensive survey of all members covered by the PSAC Public Service Dental Plan, we are going to the table to negotiate improvements to our Dental Plan. We have tabled our initial proposals and will be back at the table in May.  We...
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Budget 2017 and human rights

Wed, 2017-04-19 16:18
Women’s equality The 2017 budget was the first budget to include a gender analysis, and for that reason, was seen by some as a “feminist budget”. The analysis of how spending affects women and men differently was an important...
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Budget 2017 and Indigenous peoples

Tue, 2017-04-18 18:18
This year’s federal budget allocates $3.4 billion for Indigenous communities over five years. The budget includes investments and support for First Nations in a number of areas including housing and infrastructure, education and training,...
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PSAC-UPCE questions Canada Post’s proposed concessions on job security

Tue, 2017-04-18 16:18
Our bargaining team met with the Canada Post Corporation on April 11 and 12, 2017. We spent some time questioning the Corporation about their intent with regard to their proposed overhaul of our current Job Security provisions. We are still very...
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Equality at work: PSAC’s National Equity Conference discuss issues and strategies

Thu, 2017-04-13 20:18
More than 500 PSAC members from five equity groups and their allies attended the union’s triennial National Equity Conferences in Toronto last month to raise awareness, deepen their knowledge and strategize around issues of discrimination and...
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PSAC members ratify new agreements with Treasury Board

Thu, 2017-04-13 16:18
Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada working for Treasury Board have accepted new collective agreements that contain no concessions for four bargaining units representing more than 100,000 workers. The majority of members in the Program...
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Victory: Queen’s University members win child care benefits

Thu, 2017-04-13 14:18
For the first time in Canadian history, Postdoctoral Scholars have won a collective agreement with provisions for child care benefits. An overwhelming majority of Postdoctoral Scholars of PSAC local 901 strongly supported the bargaining demand for...
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PSAC demands fair treatment for RCMP civilian employees

Wed, 2017-04-12 20:18
Robyn Benson, National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), on behalf of PSAC and its component, the Union of Solicitor General Employees (USGE), sent a letter to the President of the Treasury Board, Minister Scott Brison, to raise...
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