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In response to pressure from PSAC, the federal government has finally agreed to halt recoveries of overpayments, emergency salary advances (ESA) and priority payments until employees’ pay files have been cleared of all outstanding transactions. This means employees will receive any and all funds they are owed before they must reimburse the employer for any overpayments or emergency pay. 

After months of stalling by the employer, a date has finally been set to begin arbitration for the PSAC dental plan.  Our union and the employer will appear in front of an arbitrator on June 19, 2018. At that time, PSAC will present our arguments for improving the plan.

While improvements are long overdue for members covered by the dental plan, the employer has not agreed to a single change. They have said no to:

The Public Service Alliance of Canada supports the government’s intention to improve harassment complaint procedures, protect complainant confidentiality and – after 25 years – finally extend basic health and safety protections to staff of the House of Commons, Senate, Library, and Parliament as a whole, including over 600 PSAC members.

While much of this bill is positive, PSAC has recommendations for amendments which we have presented to Parliament. Our recommendations aim to ensure that legislation to improve workplace safety also takes into account the specific ways that workers – including members of equity seeking groups, such as racialized and indigenous women – experience harassment and violence and how their particular needs might be addressed in a complaint and reporting process. 

Public Service Alliance of Canada members across Canada are taking action February 28 to mark the second anniversary of the disastrous Phoenix pay system.

While PSAC is encouraged by the funding commitment for Phoenix in the 2018 federal budget, the government has still failed to offer federal public service workers an exemption from paying back the gross amount for overpayments.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is encouraged by the funding commitment for Phoenix in this budget. However, the budget does not include an exemption from paying back the gross amount for overpayments in 2017.

Every year we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th.

The current political and social climate has been a call to action for many, as we continue the fight for gender equality, recognition and an end to exclusionary practices.

The movement for gender equality has been revitalized with the wave of misogyny shown through the U.S. election and the #MeToo movement. New activists are getting engaged in a united call for change.