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PSAC President Robyn Benson conveyed our union’s serious concerns about the implementation of the final phase of the Phoenix pay system in a recent meeting with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on April 25. PSAC has been sounding the alarm on this pay system for months now.

Benson shared her concerns that our members are still not getting paid properly. And the stress continues to mount for the employees in Miramichi who are working on the new system.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE (for both delegates and observers):

Friday, June 10, 2016 4:00 p.m. EST


Friday, June 10, 2016 4:00 p.m. EST


November 18 to 20, 2016


Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel, 1201 René-Lévesque Blvd., West, Montréal, Québec

Interpretation will be provided in English, French, Inuktitut

I am pleased to be sending you this Registration package for the 2016 PSAC National Health and Safety Conference, which will be held November 18 to 20, 2016 at Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel in Montréal, Québec under the theme “Shaping a new culture for our health and safety.”

Observed on May 17th, this day is observed so that we may raise awareness of continuing LGBTQ rights violations, and commemorates the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization in 1990.

“The Declaration of Montreal” created in 2006, called for the United Nations and all states to recognize May 17 as the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

“The Declaration of Montreal”, created in 2006, called upon the United Nations, and all states, to recognize this day. It highlights a number of rights and freedoms and encompasses all aspects of human rights while aiming to ensure the prevention of discrimination against the LGBTQ community.

Please join your meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Click on the link from your region to register.  For participants to join via telephone (who will only be able to listen and not be able to ask questions), they have to dial the number they will be provided once registered.

If you are not available at the time your regional webinar is scheduled, you can register at any other link to join by computer or phone.

This is for those who wish early information or to ask questions of a bargaining team member and does not constitute a ratification vote meeting as per PSAC Regulation 15.  Every ballot must be cast after attending a meeting.

PSAC National President Robyn Benson has asked the House of Commons Human Resources, Skills, Social development and Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee to approve without delay a government bill that would undo at least some of the damage done to labour relations by the previous Conservative government.

After the committee concludes its hearings and reports back to the House of Commons, the Liberal’s C-4 will be submitted for a vote and then proceed to the Senate.

PSAC was born when the Civil Service Association and the Civil Service Federation merged in 1966.

PSAC’s history is immensely rich and interwoven with important achievements, including bargaining good collective agreements, protecting and defending members against unfair treatment, keeping workers safe and healthy, fighting for equality, making positive legislative and social change, organizing the unorganized, fighting for members with disabilities, and strengthening locals through education.   We will be celebrating all this work and the important milestones of our union in the following ways: