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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.  

On July 16, 2015, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) won an arbitral award for its members; officers who are employed by the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service (NAPS).

The arbitral award, which substantially increases the pay of officers, who unfortunately are still funded less than their OPP counterparts, will narrow this discriminatory gap.

Toronto – The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Toronto Pride Committee will be hosting a discussion panel on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans refugees coming to Canada on World Refugee Day.

Sarnia –The federal Conservative government’s latest budget implementation Bill C-59, Division 20, undermines the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.

The Supreme Court has already established the right to collective bargaining as a Charter right, a right that is being violated should Bill C-59 become law.

Workers in Sarnia will be holding pickets on June 2, 2015 to urge the government to reverse course and respect the Charter rights of workers.

When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1pm