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PSAC welcomes the news that the government has heard our demand to hire more staff for the Miramich

PSAC welcomes the news that the government has heard our demand to hire more staff for the Miramichi pay centre and the satellite pay centres. The government must also ensure that the Phoenix programming problems are addressed; otherwise federal public service workers will continue to experience disruption in pay.

PSAC has been pushing the government to sign four collective agreements by the end of May, but the employer is insisting they won’t be ready until mid-June at the earliest.  These agreements, covering over 100,000 workers, were ratified by the membership in votes that concluded in April.

PSAC still waiting for drafts of agreements

At this time, the final drafts of the agreement for the Program and Administrative Services (PA) Group and the agreement for the Education and Library Science (EB) Group are just about finalized.

PSAC is raising significant concerns with the government’s proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB).

“Private financing will double the cost of much needed public projects, leaving Canadians to pay the bill while private investors reap the rewards,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “The federal government can borrow directly at exceptionally low rates, but instead prefers this expensive approach that leaves important decisions behind closed doors.”

Our bargaining team met with Canada Post Corporation on May 16 and 17, 2017.

We had asked the employer to provide us with detailed information about their efforts to resolve existing surplus situations. The employer provided some of this information this week and committed to provide the balance of the information at our next meeting for our review and analysis. We continue to ask you to give us feedback on the employer’s proposal to change our current job security provisions.

Recently, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced a planned change to its part-time policy. PSAC-CIU has made clear that it is opposed to such changes. At the bargaining table, our position is to improve job and income security for PSAC-CIU members at CBSA. An increase in part-time employment runs contrary to this objective. 

Despite this, CBSA has indicated that it will proceed with the implementation of its plan and increase part-time employment at CBSA.

PSAC Ontario is proud to present a new members guide for new employees entering the PSAC family.

This short guide is meant to be an introduction to our union, as well as provide information on how to access assistance, filing a grievance and contacting their union representatives.

Each of the PSAC Regional Offices have printed copies for Locals who wish to pick them up for their members and can be accompanied with a union membership card.