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Please submit your proposals for changes to Andrea Dean by no later than Friday, November 16, 2018, attached is an Input Call Form. We will also post a short notice of the input call on the PSAC’s website along with the Form.

The proposed changes will be compiled and vetted by the Ad hoc NJC Committee to the NBoD as well as the PSAC Representative on the NJC Government Travel Committee prior to being consolidated with the proposals from other bargaining agents.

PSAC is calling on the government to focus on the following key considerations to ensure the success of the MMIWG Inquiry:

  • There needs to be informative, transparent and accountable communications throughout the MMIWG Inquiry.
  • Priority must be given to listening to the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis women. Their needs must be placed at the forefront of the investigation, which includes culturally-based counselling and trauma support for witnesses.
  • The Inquiry must include the development of a national action plan to end violence against Indigenous women.
  • The Government of Canada must fully implement all recommendations made in the Inquiry.

There is no evidence that any membership information or any other data stored on our servers was stolen or compromised. The extent of the attack was an encryption of the files and data on our servers, which have now been restored.    

Last week, the Quebec Superior Court struck down section 113(b) of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act (FPSLRA), which prohibited federal public service bargaining agents from negotiating pension plans and staffing. The court confirmed that the section was unconstitutional and infringed on the rights of Canadians to free collective bargaining under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This year, PSAC is encouraging its members to participate in NPSW activities and use them as an opportunity to continue pressuring our employer to meet important demands regarding Phoenix and to spread the word among colleagues.

We have reviewed the final language in the collective agreement to make sure all the revisions are accurate and sent our feedback to the employer. Once all the corrections are made, we will sign and send it for printing, which should all be completed within a couple of weeks’ time.

Rest assured that we are working hard to get this done as quickly as possible and that we will keep you informed on the next steps.