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The latest version (2019) of the PSAC publication, “Retiring from the Public Service of Canada: Some Useful Tips” is now available. Copies of the document will be available at any PSAC regional office or PSAC Component Union office.

Racially and religiously motivated attacks by White supremacists, national populists and racist extremist movements are on the rise in Canada and abroad. These groups have become more openly vocal and violent as demonstrated by the racially and religiously motivated attacks on mosques, such as in Christchurch in New Zealand, Quebec City, and more.  All around the world, including Canada, anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agendas are openly promoted by right wing political parties and there is a refusal to name and denounce these acts of hatred for what they are — racist, Islamophobic and xenophobic.  

The over 200,000 workers that have been impacted by Phoenix need long-term funding dedicated to: eliminating the backlog of pay problems; stabilizing Phoenix; compensating workers for their many hardships; and providing enough resources to properly develop, test and launch a new pay system. The amounts budgeted for the next 4 years will not be sufficient to meet those objectives, and over 70% of that funding is earmarked for this fiscal year, leaving little for future needs.

Since bargaining began nine months ago, PSAC’s teams have presented proposals to improve work-life balance, reduce precarious contract work, close wage gaps with the private sector, and ensure fair economic increases. Yet, for most of that time, the government has repeatedly delayed progress, and in late November made an insulting offer that would freeze wages for two years.

It has been nearly 50 years since the report of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women called for a universal child care program to help achieve economic equality for women. In 2019, women and workers need every party to be a #ChildCareChampion 

Tell all party leaders that we need a #ChildCareChampion! Submit your letter.

In late February, the Labour Board named a mediator for the dispute and asked both parties to return to the bargaining table with the mediator’s assistance. The Board also indicated that the establishment of a PIC will be delayed to allow mediation to proceed.