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Updates

Last year, Ontarians won major improvements in our employment standards and labour laws, to make them fairer for workers. After years of submissions from workers, public town-hall meetings, and many rallies, the Ontario legislature made Bill 148 the law.

Greetings,

As a result of recent vacancy on the PSAC Ontario Council, we are holding a by-election in accordance with the PSAC Ontario By-laws, for the following vacant position:

Alternate LGBTQ2+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Trans, Queer and 2 Spirit+) Members representative.

The major highlight is a 47% increase to the annual maximum for routine and major services. The current maximum of $1,700 per year will gradually increase to $2,500 per year as follows:

  • $2,000 per year starting on January 1, 2019;
  • $2,250 per year starting on January 1, 2020; and
  • $2,500 per year starting on January 1, 2021.

Application deadline for the next session is October 25, 2018.

Ontario’s universities and colleges are vital spaces where a culture of rich academic debate and free expression should be fostered. Core to the mandate of our postsecondary institutions is the advancement of knowledge, and that requires our campuses to be places where all community members have the right to speak their minds and respectfully challenge each other intellectually. Faculty associations, labour unions, and student unions deeply believe in these rights, and will continue our collective work to uphold them.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is deeply troubled by Ontario Premier Ford’s decision to over-ride the Charter Rights of Canadian citizens in Ontario after a judge determined that the government’s legislation to restructure Toronto City Council was unconstitutional.

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