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Reimbursement for tax advice

Public service workers impacted by Phoenix can reach out to tax experts to help determine if there are errors on their T4s and determine whether there are tax implications for those errors. Members can be reimbursed for this tax advice up to $200 per year (taxes included).

To file a claim, complete this online form.

It’s been three years and we’re still waiting to get paid properly under Phoenix. We’re also still waiting to be compensated for all the hardships we’ve endured because of countless pay problems. We shouldn’t also have to wait for the fair working conditions we deserve.

Before we sit down again to bargain in 3 weeks, we need to make it clear to the Liberal government that we expect serious movement at the table. Federal public service workers live in every riding in this country and our Members of Parliament need to hear that we are going to hold them accountable.

Phoenix funding improves, but falls short

PSAC welcomes the new funding commitments made in the budget to address the Phoenix pay disaster, but they fall significantly short of what is required to end the pay nightmares and pay damages to Canada’s federal public service workers. Read the full reaction.

After some small positive steps at talks in February, PSAC was hopeful that the government would come to the March meeting ready to make major progress.

“Unfortunately, the government once again squandered the opportunity to make major progress towards a fair contract,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC’s National President. “Since coming into office, Trudeau committed to restoring the government’s respect for the public service. Those are nice words, but reaching a fair contract before the federal election in October is the only way he can deliver on that promise to PSAC members.”

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The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) and all affiliated unions, including PSAC, have joined together in the United Against Islamophobia Coalition. The Coalition is promoting and lobbying the government to designate January 29th as the “Day of Remembrance and Action on Islamophobia”.

Islamophobia is on the rise, with increased racism and hate groups growing internationally. Most recently we have seen the tragic loss of life that took place in New Zealand because of xenophobic and islamophobic ideology.

The biggest issue facing these workers, and one that is common across the sector is the growing precariousness of academic employment. The Local has created a new mobilizing campaign to address this issue, with the creation of a new superhero named Precarious.

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