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 National will fund every Local President (or their designate). Locals with resources are encouraged to fund additional local participants. PSAC Regional Executive Vice-Presidents have committed to fund Regional Council members to attend the meeting held closest to where they live and work. Components are encouraged to fund Component Executive members.
Meetings will be held from 10:00am - 3:00pm to limit overnight costs and lunch will be provided on site to allow more flexibility with the agenda.
Register today by selecting the closest meeting location and completing the on-line or hardcopy registration form: