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Updates

Our PSAC/CIU bargaining team for the FB group filed for a Public Interest Commission (PIC) earlier this year when we reached impasse in negotiations with Treasury Board/CBSA.

At the end of May the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB) appointed a Chair of the PIC. Subsequently the Chair set dates for the PIC process – October 17th and 18th, November 2nd, 6th and 23rd.

The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) will be holding an Equity & Justice Summit on November 17-18, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, in Sheraton Hall E.

Join us at the OFL Young Workers’ Assembly on November 18th, 2017. Young workers can lead the labour movement to create decent work and push back against hate. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from young leaders and organizers charting a pathway toward a more inclusive and just world.

 

The Ontario Federation of Labour will hold its Biennial Convention, under the banner “Power ON” from November 20th to 24th, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

As we commemorate Women’s history month this October, PSAC remembers the women of the labour movement who have fought tirelessly to improve the lives of women and all workers.

For generations, labour activists have organized in their unions and communities for employment equity, maternity leave, child care, equal pay and equal pay for work of equal value, an end to racism and harassment, accessible workplaces – and so much more.

In 1980, when fifty thousand federal clerks took their demand for fair wages into the street, PSAC women were at the forefront of the action. It became one of the largest strikes in Canadian history and fully three quarters of the workers were women.

A newly released consultant’s report validates concerns that were raised by PSAC in the lead up to the launch of the Phoenix pay system. The report, prepared for the government by Goss Gilroy Inc., says that “decisions were made despite the warnings issued by the union representatives.”

“The report clearly states that the former Conservative government made a huge mistake by eliminating the jobs of existing compensation advisors,” says Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “They had no evidence supporting their decision to lay off so many people.”

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