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Point Edward – On Wednesday September 28, 2016, workers employed at Blue Water Bridge, which is owned by the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, voted overwhelmingly for strike action should their employer not return to the bargaining table.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which represents these workers held a strike vote after entering the 21-day cooling period mandated under the Canada Labour Code while in conciliation.

Thunder Bay – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) bargaining team met with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) and a conciliation officer on September 14 and 15 2016, to attempt to negotiate a fair agreement before being in a legal strike or lock-out position on September 16, 2016.

PSAC’s bargaining team was able to secure a tentative agreement that we will be putting forward to the membership.

London – Postdoctoral Fellows (PDFs) at Western University have voted to join the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) to improve their working conditions.

Western had challenged the employment status of all PDFs, stating that they were in fact not employees of the university. This challenge delayed the opening of the ballot box, which held the ballots of these workers on whether they wished to unionize.

Thunder Bay – The Public Service Alliance of Canada’s (PSAC) negotiating team met with a conciliator to attempt to negotiate a fair agreement with the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS) on August 24, 2016.

Unfortunately, a deal could not be reached and PSAC has now asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board to file a No Board report, allowing for a legal strike or lock-out within 17 days of receiving the report.

Kingston – On June 14, 2016, Commissionaires at CFB Kingston, represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 00818, overwhelmingly rejected the employer’s final offer.

In addition, Commissionaires have sent their employer a message by voting in favour of a strike, should the employer refuse to continue bargaining.

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