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Campaigns

We Are All Affected Campaign

The Conservative government has told thousands of PSAC members they are “affected” and could lose their jobs. Our members are anxious for their future and for their families. They are frustrated because they have worked hard to serve Canadians. And they are worried about what these cuts mean for those who rely on public services. 

Mental Health Matters

On Mental Health Day, the PSAC is calling on all levels of government to address the growing mental health crisis in Canada.

In an open letter to decision makers, PSAC is recommending a series of actions to address work overload, negative work environment, harassment, poor work-life balance and job insecurity.

Many workplace policies focus on the individual and fail to address the obligation of employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace.

To address this gap, the PSAC has developed a series of new tools to assist employers and workers navigate around mental health issues in the workplace.

Justice for Aboriginal Peoples - It's time!

Aboriginal Peoples in this country have endured centuries of oppression and face many challenges in their struggle for justice. This struggle is not only for the First Peoples of this nation to take on.

Treaties were signed between First Nations and the Government of Canada – the people we elected to represent us. So we all have a responsibility to ensure that the terms and conditions of those treaties are met.

The Justice for Aboriginal Peoples initiative is the next step in raising awareness about Aboriginal rights including putting pressure on the federal government to do the right thing.

Hands Off Our Pensions

 

 

 

 

 

 

PSAC members mobilizing to protect pensions and push for retirement security. Members are up in arms over media reports and right-wing lobby group campaigns to recoup the federal deficit on the backs of public service employees.

Our Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From wholesale closure of the cod fishery on the East coast resulting in losses to 27,000 northern cod fishers and the diminished work capacity of up to 100 processing plants to the millions of ‘missing' sockeye on the Fraser River leading to fishery restrictions and closure, the continuing collapse of fish stocks puts the culture, livelihoods and ecological heritage of many people across Canada in jeopardy. If this trend continues, in 50 years there won't be any fish in Canada's oceans and waters. Many more communities will suffer through job loss.

Food Safety First

The federal government is failing on food safety. It's time to fix the food inspector shortage. Stephen Harper is dragging his feet when it comes to making our food safe. FoodSafetyFirst.ca has given the federal government a failing grade on food inspection and enforcement. 

June 3, 2016 - 12:39pm •
The Ontario government is looking at overhauling labour laws in this province. This is an important opportunity to improve the basic working conditions of every single worker in Ontario. The Labour movement and community organizations are lobbying for paid sick days for all workers in Ontario, as currently our province has no legislated mandatory paid sick days. PSAC’s own healthy workplaces campaign has been fighting to protect our federal public service members’ sick days and it would be a major victory to extend paid sick days to every worker in Ontario.
November 4, 2015 - 10:37am •
The Ontario government is looking at overhauling labour laws in this province. This is an important opportunity to improve the basic working conditions of every single worker in Ontario. The Labour movement and community organizations are lobbying for 7 paid sick days for all workers in Ontario, as currently our province has no legislated mandatory paid sick days. PSAC’s own healthy workplaces campaign has been fighting to protect our federal public service members’ sick days and it would be a major victory to extend paid sick days to our provincial members, many of whom do not have any.
October 7, 2014 - 9:25am •
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions. They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements. They want to take out our union security clauses. The most important thing we can do to combat these attacks is educate and engage thousands of members about the gains our union has made and the threats we face. PSAC has launched a member-to-member, one-to-one conversation campaign. Member campaigners are speaking to other members, face-to-face across the country.
February 19, 2014 - 2:43pm •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is holding “together FAIRNESS WORKS!” Leaders Seminars across Ontario.The Seminars offer member to member engagement training sessions on how to reach out to members in the workplace. These seminars complement PSAC’s We Are All Affected campaign by building our membership’s connection with their union and the entire labour movement.  Participants will:
January 7, 2014 - 1:45pm •
Joint Statement by Community and Labour Groups Concerning Federal Changes to Employment InsuranceTo the Prime Minister of Canada:
November 8, 2013 - 3:45pm •
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,After writing to Windsor City Council to ask that they advocate against the Veterans Affairs office closure, I am pleased to announce that on Monday November 4, 2013, Windsor City Council voted unanimously to lobby the federal government to reverse their decision to close 9 Veterans Affairs offices across Canada. Please see the motion and letter attached. Let us continue to fight for our heroes and please remember to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th in your community. In Solidarity,Sharon DeSousa
October 9, 2013 - 10:12am •
Conservative MPs want to weaken unions. They want to pass a law that will open up our collective agreements. They want to take out our union security clauses. The most important thing we can do to combat these attacks is educate and engage thousands of members about the gains our union has made and the threats we face. PSAC has launched a member-to-member, one-to-one conversation campaign. Member campaigners are speaking to other members, face-to-face across the country.
September 11, 2013 - 12:09pm •
The Slots at Racetracks Program was created by the Ontario government to increase provincial revenues after a number of communities rejected proposed casino developments in the late 1990s. Under this revenue sharing arrangement, Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) slot machines were placed at the seventeen horse racing tracks across the province, with the horse racing industry and the provincial government sharing the profits.
August 13, 2013 - 12:58pm •
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is inviting Locals to attend regional seminars as part of its Together Fairness Works campaign. The purpose of the seminar is to provide information about the campaign and to train locals in initiating member-to-member education.
July 4, 2013 - 3:12pm •
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective

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