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Toronto – Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) members who work for Canada Border Services Agency and are a part of our Component (Customs and Immigration Union), are warning of changes that are undermining the security of our borders.

In addition to staffing cuts of 1000 front line officers brought about through the government’s budget cuts, we’re seeing the introduction of virtual Offices (Morses line Quebec and Piney Manitoba) where cars report in by phone and are ‘cleared’ by an border officer hundreds of kilometers away.

Sault Ste Marie – Workers employed at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Corporation’s head office in Sault Ste Marie have officially joined the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) issued PSAC with an interim certificate to represent the nearly 400 workers at OLG headquarters in the Soo.

London – On Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) London Area Council will hold its annual Labour Day BBQ.

This year’s theme will be focused on making sure our members “Get out and Vote”.  

When: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 12 pm (noon) – 1:15 pm

Where: 451 Talbot Street (Courtyard)

The event draws hundreds of public sector workers, who will be able to ask their political representatives how they will improve public services for Canadians.

Kingston – On Monday, August 31, 2015 at 6:30 am Commissionaires will be picketing at the Royal Military College entrance off La Salle Causeway.

The Commissionaires, are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and are currently in Conciliation with their employer to try and negotiate a new collective agreement.

The key issue for these workers is the need for paid sick days. Currently, should a Commissionaire become ill they are forced to use vacation days or take the day off without pay.

Sault Ste. Marie – On Thursday, August 13, 2015, approximately 400 workers will take part in an Ontario Labour Relations Board vote to decide whether to become unionized with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC).

Workers approached the union for representation due to concerns the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) Corporation’s privatization plans will lead to job losses in Sault Ste. Marie.  

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