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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.

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.

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.

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)

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.