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In the spirit of solidarity in struggle, PSAC recognizes and celebrates the important past and present contributions of Black people and people of African descent. We also acknowledge the discrimination, barriers and challenges that Black people continue to face in Canada.

In December 1995, the federal Parliament officially recognized February as Black History Month in Canada, following a motion introduced by Jean Augustine, the first Black woman elected to the House of Commons. The motion was carried unanimously.

If you are caring for a relative, particularly one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, you know that caregiving is a resource-intensive responsibility. 

Caregiving is especially taxing when you are also engaged in paid employment. It becomes a balancing act that often results in higher levels of work-life conflict, as well as emotional and physical strain.

A new survey is asking employed caregivers to share their experiences.

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.