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Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and other federal public service unions are uniting on March 19th across Canada to call on the government to create healthier workplaces and better public services for all Canadians.

WHAT:  Rally for Healthy Workplaces

WHEN: March 19, 2015 at 12pm

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After 18 months of negotiations, postdoctoral fellows at Queen’s University ratified their first collective agreement yesterday evening. 
 
The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which represents the 185 postdoctoral fellows at Queen’s had been asking for a fair agreement for these workers, similar to what other workers on campus receive. 
 
“Postdocs weren’t going to accept less than any other worker on campus, and we are proud to say that we achieved a wage increase for everyone, a full medical and dental plan, protections to academic freed

Kingston –About 200 Postdoctoral Fellows at Queen’s University have been waiting for more than a year-and-a-half for a first contract. Strike votes were held between September 10 and 12, 2013 and Postdoctoral Fellows voted 92 per cent in favour of a strike if Queen’s does not address their concerns.

Postdoctoral Fellows, who are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), are asking for a fair Collective Agreement that includes wage increases and benefits enjoyed by all other employees of the University.

Kenora – On March 22, 2013, the Treaty Three Police Services Board announced in a letter to their officers, that they would be unilaterally changing their conditions of employment effective April 1, 2013.

These officers are represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) and have a negotiated collective agreement still in effect. The Police Services Board is disregarding this legal obligation and making significant changes to the workplace including reducing officers pay and decreasing maternity and paternity benefits.

 

The clock is ticking down to March 31st, the date the Liberal government has set for the elimination of the revenue-sharing Slots at Racetracks Program (SARP), which will have a devastating impact upon racetrack workers across Ontario.

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