The government is preparing another budget that Finance Minister Flaherty has said will require further “sacrifice” on the part of federal government workers. Legislation recently passed with the support of the Harper Government and now before the Senate would impose extremely intrusive rules on all unions – including PSAC Components and Locals. At least one representative of the Harper Government has spoken openly in recent months about unilaterally opening our collective agreements to remove union security provisions that have existed for over 40 years.
These threats are serious. Our collective agreements, public services, our jobs, our union are all at risk. We must join together and fight back.
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC is putting in motion a new, unprecedented plan to push back these attacks and build our union member by member. PSAC Local leaders are requested to attend a day-long meeting to discuss the plan and to receive special training on how to organize our members to respond to the latest Conservative threats facing PSAC members.
PSAC will cover the costs of participation of every Local President or their designate. Locals are encouraged to send more members at their own expense. The participation of Local leaders is essential. Join us at the meeting. See the attached meeting details.
RSVP by completing the attached registration form or registering on-line.