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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised the 2015 election would be the last one under Canada’s outdated, unfair first-past-the-post electoral system. A special House of Commons committee is tasked with hearing from witnesses and making recommendations to the government by early December.

A new system with proportional representation would mean fairer elections

Hearings on PSAC’s unfair labour practice complaint filed with the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board will begin next week on Sept. 12, 2016.

Our union is arguing that Treasury Board has violated the Public Service Labour Relations Act by not providing timely and accurate pay to its employees.

According to the Act, the employer is not allowed to unilaterally change the terms and conditions of employment while it is in collective bargaining with the union. We believe that by failing to provide timely and accurate pay, the employer has broken the law.

What you need to know if there is a picket line at your workplace.

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

I know many of you have expressed your desire to stand in solidarity with the members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) in any potential strike or lock-out at Canada Post.  We also want to ensure that PSAC members do not face discipline for failure to be at work. The President of CUPW and I have agreed on the following protocol.

We want to remind PSAC members to register for our National Equity Conferences that will take place in Toronto on March 2017.

The conferences offer delegates the opportunity to participate in one or more of the five equity conferences. In addition, space exists to explore common human rights issues and areas of intersectionality.

Where:           Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

When:            March 24 to 28, 2017

The deadline for registration is Friday, September 9, 2016 4:00 p.m. EST

The Rise Up! CLC Human Rights Conference brings our movement's diverse activists and allies together in a unique space for forward-thinking strategies and skills. Rise Up! will explore ways to renew the labour movement, celebrate our diversity, and better understand the changing nature of work.

Together we will empower and engage workers to build a stronger movement based on equity and inclusion, and to be inspired by innovation and creativity.

The conference will be held on the Algonquin Anishinabek territory at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Ontario from October 20 to 23, 2016.