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Updates

Four bargaining teams will be back at the table with Treasury Board, with the assistance of a mediator, to continue negotiations for new collective agreements.

The Education and Library Science (EB) and the Technical Services (TC) groups will return to negotiations the week of January 16, 2017.

The Operational Services (SV) and the Border Services (FB) groups will return to the bargaining table the week of January 30, 2017.

A tentative agreement between PSAC and Treasury Board has been reached for the PA table, covering over 68,000 federal public service workers. The deal includes significant breakthroughs on “common issues,” such as sick leave and workforce adjustment, the details of which were hammered out by the common issues committee earlier this week.

December 10 is Human Rights Day – an opportunity to reflect on the status of human rights in Canada and abroad.

Although much has been accomplished, much more work still needs to be done. PSAC is committed to continuing our work regarding human rights in the workplace, in our communities, and around the world.

Our members who work for Blue Water Bridge (PSAC DCL 501) and have been on strike for nearly 3 weeks have voted to accept a new collective agreement today.

The entire labour movement stood behind these brave workers, who walked the line to protect their rights.

On behalf of PSAC Ontario, thank you to all the members who showed your support, it is greatly appreciated.

The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

In Solidarity,

Sharon DeSousa,

PSAC Ontario Regional Executive Vice-President   

Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, is an attack on the retirement security of Canadians.

This bill will allow employers in the federal private sector and Crown Corporations to shift from good, defined benefit plans that provide secure and predictable pension benefits, into the much less secure form of target benefits. If passed, this bill would open the door to a disturbing trend of shifting all the risk of pension plans onto workers and retirees.

In 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that defined benefit pension plans that workers and retirees have already paid into should not be retroactively changed into target benefit plans. Yet, this is exactly what Bill C-27 will do.

Send a letter to Minister

PSAC has always stood for retirement security and opposed any move to eliminate defined benefit (DB) pension plans. We urge our members to send a letter to Finance Minister Bill Morneau to tell him and the Liberal government to abandon Bill C-27.

The Common Issues committee and PA bargaining team will resume negotiations with Treasury Board, with the assistance of a mediator, the week of December 12.

PSAC and the Employer returned to extended negotiations from November 1-9, after the Liberal government promised to bring a new mandate to the table.

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