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June 6, 2019 - 10:31am •
Kingston – Commissionaires who provide security at the Canadian Forces Base in Kingston will be in a legal strike or lockout position as of 12:01 a.m. on June 24, 2019. Negotiations between the Core of Commissionaires and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) recently broke down, with PSAC requesting a No Board report from the Ministry of Labour.
June 5, 2019 - 1:24pm •
Petawawa – GDI Services, the company that is contracted by the Department of Defence to provide cleaning services at Petawawa’s Canadian Forces Base has walked away from negotiations with their workers. After months of frustrating negotiations, GDI Services has been reluctant to address many of the concerns raised by its workforce. The majority of the workers earn wages slightly above minimum wage and have recently lost all their paid sick leave, due to the rollback of the Employment Standards Act.
April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm •
Kingston – On April 26, 2019, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be holding mass information pickets at both Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Kingston and Collins Bay Institution concerning ongoing bargaining frustrations.             What:              Mass Information Pickets             When:            Friday, April 26, 2019             Where:           - CFB Kingston (26 Somme Ave.) starting at 5 a.m. and                                     - Collins Bay Institution (1455 Bath Road) at 6 a.m.
March 26, 2019 - 4:31pm •
Peterborough – Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be going to MP Maryam Monsef (Peterborough–Kawartha) to demand the Liberal government follow through on their election promise of respecting public service workers. When:             March 27, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. Where:           MP Maryam Monsef’s office (417 Bethune St, Peterborough)
March 2, 2019 - 11:08am •
Timmins - The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees (UCTE), a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), has issued a 72-hour strike notice for its members who work at the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport. As of Monday March 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. members will walk off the job and form a picket line at the airport.
January 16, 2019 - 3:57pm •
Members of Branch 26 of the Customs and Immigration Union (CIU), who work for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in Northern Ontario, are standing with their American counterparts of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP), who are currently furloughed.
December 18, 2018 - 10:39am •
Kingston –The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will be greeting the Prime Minister when he visits St. Lawrence College in Kingston for a Liberal Party fundraiser on December 19, 2018. When:            December 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. Where:           St. Lawrence College (100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston) Who:              PSAC National President, Chris Aylward
September 20, 2018 - 10:48am •
Kingston – Plans to contract out cleaning services to private companies at Canadian Forces Bases (CFB) in Greenwood and Kingston have been shelved and the Department of National Defense (DND) has committed to creating a new process for future reviews. Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) National President June Winger and PSAC Regional Executive Vice-Presidents Colleen Coffey (Atlantic) and Sharon DeSousa (Ontario) were pleased to learn this morning that the workers who clean on those bases will not be losing their jobs.
April 13, 2018 - 9:26am •
London – After two days of voting, in over six sessions, Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at Western University have stood by their bargaining team and overwhelmingly voted “No” on their employer’s final offer. Voting took place on April 11th and 12th, in which our members heard from their bargaining team and how this offer fell short in addressing their concerns. Primarily, the agreement failed to address the key issue of GTAs struggling to make real financial gains in the face of rising tuition and the cost of living.  
March 28, 2018 - 11:03am •
London – Almost 2,000 Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at Western University have voted overwhelmingly to take strike action if the university continues to dismiss their concerns.

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