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PSAC members from coast-to-coast-to-coast who are covered under four of the collective agreements with Treasury Board will be gathering in Ottawa, March 26-29, 2018 to elect bargaining teams and discuss proposals for the upcoming round of bargaining.

“PSAC’s number one priority is getting the best deal for our members,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “We have a democratic process for prioritizing the proposals we bring to the bargaining table. The bargaining conference is a critical step in ensuring our members have their say.”

Over 100,000 federal public service workers are covered under the PA, TC, SV, and EB collective agreements.

PSAC National Executive Vice-President Chris Aylward appeared before the Senate Finance Committee on February 7, 2018 to highlight the main problems the Phoenix pay system has caused our members and to outline two of PSAC’s key demands.

“As you are aware, Phoenix has caused a litany of problems,” Aylward said to the committee. “Many workers have been underpaid, while others have mistakenly received overpayments. Even those who haven’t had pay issues live in fear that they will be the next victim of this nightmare.”

More compensation advisors

PSAC is calling on the government to develop and maintain a permanent team of well-trained compensation advisors who will work in both the departments and the pay centre.

Time’s Up on Wage Discrimination: Close the Pay Gap and End Gender Wage Theft!

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: USW Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto

We have long fought for establishing legislative measures to ensure economic justice. The Ontario Pay Equity Act was a key victory in both acknowledging the under-funding of women’s work and in bringing in measures to ensure a process by which to achieve pay equity.

In December 1995, Parliament recognized February as Black History Month following a motion introduced by the first black woman elected to the House of Commons, the Honourable Jean Augustine.

Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make our country culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous.

The Federal Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board has declared that the federal government has violated its obligations under the law by failing to meet the implementation deadline for the PA, SV, TC and EB collective agreements.

PSAC encourages our members to participate in the national conversation about mental health.

Recently, PSAC welcomed the release of a third report by the Joint Task Force entitled Building Success: Guide to Establishing and Maintaining a Psychological Health and Safety Management System in the Federal Public Service. The guide is meant to create a cultural shift in how mental health issues are addressed in the federal workplace.

Robyn Benson, PSAC’s National President, is union co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Joint Task Force on Mental Health.

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