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Everyone in Canada is legally entitled to a work environment that is both inclusive and discrimination-free. That includes you.

This short video aims to raise awareness about the duty to accommodate. Accommodation means reviewing and revising rules, policies, practices or standards to incorporate alternative arrangements that eliminate discriminatory barriers.

The video also covers employer and employee positive obligations toward maintaining an inclusive and discrimination-free  work environment.

PSAC Executive Vice-President Chris Aylward sent a letter to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote requesting immediate action to fix the Phoenix pay system. 

Our letter stated that the Liberal government has a clear and pressing obligation to fix these problems without further delay. 

This morning, Minister Foote announced that she will implement one of our key recommendations and will hire additional compensation advisors. We have been advocating for this since 2011. We welcome the Minister’s recognition of the scope of this problem and her commitment to a solution. 

The Public Service Alliance of Canada is pleased to launch a briefvideo to raise awareness about the duty to accommodate. It covers employer and employee obligations toward ensuring a work environment that is both inclusive and discrimination-free.

We are devastated by the horrendous attack that took place in Orlando over the weekend, targeting primarily queer and trans people of colour who were celebrating Pride. 
PSAC stands in solidarity with GLBT communities and pledges to honour the memories of 49 people who were killed by continuing  to stand up against homophobia, transphobia, racism and Islamophobia.

In light of the slow pace of negotiations with the new Liberal government, the PSAC is calling on members to boycott the government’s National Public Service Week to be held June 12-18 this year.

The Liberal government has yet to deliver on their stated commitment to repair their relationship with the public service and restore respect for public service workers.

That is why we strongly encourage our members to boycott National Public Service Week and to urge their co-workers to do the same.

We need to show this new government that we are united in our demands at the table. 

A House of Commons Special Committee on Pay Equity is recommending a new proactive federal law for public and private sector workers.

“We are very pleased with the Committee’s report – It’s Time to Act  recommending the government accept the overall direction of the 2004 Federal Pay Equity Task Force report and adopt the majority of its recommendations,” said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.

The Committee recognized the current law isn’t working for either employees or employers. It also recognized the role of unions in the pay equity process.

In her presentation to the Special Committee, Benson highlighted PSAC’s almost 40-year history of successful pay equity complaints in spite of long delays and stubborn resistance by employers. The recent victory for members at Statistical Survey Operations took almost 15 years to achieve.