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Hospitals are facing a crisis, hydro is being privatized, student debt is mounting and inequality is rising. The situation facing so many Ontario families and their communities seems bleak, but public pressure can turn things around.

We can’t do it without your help.

Join a province-wide rally against austerity, in favour of a stronger Ontario, in one of six cities, starting in mid-January.

The impact of domestic violence against women doesn’t stop at home. It affects workers and their workplaces. This was the main message at a recent women’s forum focusing on the issue of domestic violence.

“The evidence of a national survey conducted for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) shows us this is an important issue that affects our members,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson during the forum. 

PSAC members who work at the OLG Rideau Carleton Raceway Slots facility in Ottawa have been locked out, please sign the petition of support!

PSAC Treasury Board bargaining teams came to Ottawa this week to prepare for the next round of bargaining.

Bargaining dates have now been set for February 1-5.  While the teams initially expected to bargain in December, these dates were delayed to give the new government time to improve its mandate.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to see that the federal government is taking the issue of violence against Aboriginal women seriously by launching an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“Our union is committed to supporting the government inquiry and to standing up for the rights of all Indigenous women in Canada,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. 

The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the federal government’s decision to re-open Veterans Affairs offices in nine cities within one year.

“The announcement from Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr that the nine offices will re-open within a year is a significant victory for all of the veterans and advocates who worked so hard on the campaign to reopen the offices. We are ecstatic that veterans will have access to in-person services once again,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.