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Updates

The Joint Union/Management TBS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion released its final report.

The Task Force had a one-year mandate to define, establish the case, and make recommendations towards a framework and action plan to improve  diversity and inclusion in Canada’s public service.

Diversity and inclusion, along with strong employment equity initiatives, are critical to removing systemic barriers and having a workplace that is respectful and free of discrimination and harassment.

With a tentative agreement reached last month with Canada Post, our union is preparing for the ratification voting process.

Ratification kits containing the details of the tentative agreement will be posted for download on the PSAC national website before the end of this year and will be distributed by PSAC regional offices at ratification vote meetings.

Ratification meetings will be held from January 22 to February 21, 2018. More information, including the date and location, on your local ratification meeting will be posted on your PSAC region’s website. Please check it regularly.

The deeming of RCMP civilian members (CMs) has been delayed, but the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is still working hard to ensure CMs receive the full benefits of union membership until they officially join the federal public service.

PSAC has filed applications pursuant to Section 58 of the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act to place RCMP CMs into PSAC bargaining units and offer them all the protections of their respective collective agreements.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be holding an electronic vote for members of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to ratify the tentative agreement between PSAC and CFIA.

The voting period will be from January 15 to February 15, 2018.

Meetings will be held by webinar for all members, in addition to face-to-face meetings organized in some regions.

More information about meeting dates and locations in your area will be posted shortly. As per Regulation 15 of the PSAC Constitution, all members must attend a meeting – either by webinar or in-person – in order to cast a vote.

For many, the violence doesn’t stop when they get to work. Over half of those who’ve experienced domestic violence say that at least one type of abuse act has occurred at or near the workplace. This can include abusive phone calls or text messages, stalking, or harassment near the workplace.

Experiencing violence shouldn’t mean a loss of pay. Victims may need time off to attend medical appointments, get counselling, relocate, or meet with lawyers or police.

We celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10th. This is to commemorate the United Nations National Assembly adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

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