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On the Trans Day of Remembrance, November 20th, PSAC commemorates the trans, two-spirit and non-binary people who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also honour those who continue to face violence and discrimination as they work for more just and inclusive communities.

PSAC’s priority remains getting our members paid correctly and on time. We welcome any system that would pay our members. It is unacceptable that, after nearly two years, the federal government still can’t pay its employees properly.

We know that public sector workers are the best people to pay public sector workers. We appreciate the work that federal government IT workers do and look forward to hearing more from PIPSC about their proposal. Our members who are responsible for administering the pay system need to be part of the solution.

tentative agreement between the Public Service Alliance Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has been reached. The deal, covering more than 4,000 workers, includes a host of improvements to the collective agreement, and your bargaining team managed to remove all concessions from the table.

Many improvements to the collective agreement were achieved including:

  • A 1.25% economic increase for each year of a 4-year agreement expiring on December 31, 2018.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see the government propose stronger legislation to address harassment and sexual violence at work and now offer protection to Parliament Hill staff, including more than 600 PSAC members.

The proposed legislation, Bill C-65, would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.

“I am very happy that Bill C-65 extends health and safety provisions to those working on Parliament Hill who were previously denied those basic health and safety rights,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National Executive Vice President. “We have fought for equal protection for Parliament Hill workers for more than 25 years.”

On November 11th we commemorate Remembrance Day by reflecting on the sacrifices made by those who have served our country and the many that have lost their lives.

Every year, we come together to observe a moment of silence in honour of the brave men and women who have devoted themselves to defending our country.

I encourage all members to take part in a local service in your community (www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/events), to acknowledge the sacrifice of all those that have dedicated their lives to protecting us.