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Updates

If you paid a higher rate of income tax due to receiving a portion of your 2016 salary in 2017, you can now submit a claim for the difference between what you paid, and what you should have paid had your salary been paid to you on time. Please make sure you have your correct 2017 notice of assessment before submitting the claim.

On May 1, 1886, unions in the United States launched a general strike to demand an eight-hour workday. It was a time when the right to organize and strike did not exist. A few days later, police violently broke up a peaceful mass meeting at Haymarket Square in Chicago where 80,000 workers had gathered. A number of people were killed and many injured.  Shortly thereafter 7 labour leaders were arrested and four of them were executed by hanging.  One chose to take his own life while in custody.

History of racial discrimination

Since the 1800s, immigrants of Asian descent faced racism and discrimination in the forms of restrictive immigration laws, the denial of their right to vote, segregation and other basic human rights abuses.

Subsequent human rights legislation eventually eliminated many of these discriminatory practices.  However, racism and racial discrimination – both systemic and overt – against people of Asian descent continue to persist. 

“We are pleased that the federal government has confirmed that they will not be proceeding with a plan to sell off Canada’s airports at this time.”  said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.  “Canadians would not benefit from a private, for-profit, airport infrastructure system. Costs would rise for passengers, and the quality of service would diminish just so a few investors can make a profit.”

Although, depending on your case, a grievance may not speed up the process of having your pay corrected, the employer is obligated to listen to the problems you are having because of Phoenix, and must provide a formal response about what they are doing to correct it.

It is important to carefully document the pay problems you are having, and retain all records of your pay information and the steps taken to resolve your pay issues.

PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements.

“They are saying they can’t even tell us how many of our members haven’t received their retro pay until next year, let alone when our members can expect to even receive that money,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.

Earlier this year, the Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board declared the federal government had violated its obligations under the law by failing to meet the deadline. The Board had also ordered the government to provide an update on implementation.

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