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Updates

Greetings,

PSAC’s bargaining team met with the OLG and a conciliation officer on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

I am pleased to announce that a tentative agreement was reached with the unanimous endorsement of our bargaining team.

Thank you for your support during this lock-out, which led to pressuring the OLG back to the bargaining table.

Ratification votes will be held this Thursday, August 3, 2017, where our members will have the opportunity to vote on the tentative agreement.

The members of PSAC/UCTE Local 50600 hit the picket line at the Winnipeg Airport on the morning of July 24. After seven days of intense mediation, the Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) walked away from the table at about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. We remained available to the mediator until 3:00 a.m. and when no further communication was made by the employer, our members hit the picket line at 3:00 a.m. sharp.

The main priority issue is WAA’s use of contractors that are doing the work of bargaining unit members. We have filed grievances that are in the system and we have identified several cases where our members can do it more cost effectively. This has been all for naught and WAA refused to ensure the job security of our members.

New members: Welcome to PSAC!

Queen’s University research assistants join PSAC Local 901

After more than a two year wait, research assistants at Queen’s University are joining PSAC Local 901 following an overwhelming vote in favour of union representation.

Unions and Collective Bargaining

  1. Unionization, what is it all about?

    Unions are legal entities whose role and responsibility is to negotiate collective agreements on behalf of their membership and represent their members when the collective agreement is breached.

    PSAC/USGE provides support to its members not only through grievance representation, but also through labour-management consultations locally, regionally and nationally. These are fora where non-collective agreement issues can be addressed and resolved.

1. Where do I send the appeal?

You can send an appeal via email to SSO at: statcan.ssopayequityoesequitesalariale.statcan@canada.ca

2. If I don’t have access to a computer or email address what should I do?

You can send it in the mail using the below address:

Statistics Canada
25 St Clair Ave E 5th Floor
Toronto ON M4T 1M4
Attn: SSO Pay Equity Unit

3. Who should be cc’d on the appeal?

Please cc classification@psac-afpc.com 

Government is rushing the $35 Billion project

The Finance Minister has said he would like the new Canada Infrastructure Bank up and running by the end of 2017. Operational details for the project were only included in the recently-tabled Budget Implementation Act, and the government has already begun a recruitment drive for the Bank’s leadership.

What is it?

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. 

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