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Government is rushing the $35 Billion project

The Finance Minister has said he would like the new Canada Infrastructure Bank up and running by the end of 2017. Operational details for the project were only included in the recently-tabled Budget Implementation Act, and the government has already begun a recruitment drive for the Bank’s leadership.

What is it?

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) would be located in Toronto and create a one-stop shop for new infrastructure funding, pooling investments from large investors with a small amount of seed funding granted from the Government of Canada. This approach deliberately creates huge returns for private investors, while driving up the cost of public projects and giving up important public control. 

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is held on July 18th each year the day Nelson Mandela was born. The day acknowledges Mandela’s achievements in working towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace, and reconciliation.

The United Nations has joined the call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

The new collective agreements for three of the Treasury Board units are now available:

Our bargaining team met with the employer this week from July 11- 13, in Ottawa. 

The meetings provided us with an opportunity to clarify our position on a number of our proposals, including Maternity and Parental Leave, Injury on Duty Leave and Family-Related Responsibilities Leave.  We also worked to strengthen the language of our Appendix “K”, Work Force Adjustment (WFA) provisions.

To begin dialogue with RCMP Civilian Members who will be deemed into PSAC/USGE bargaining units as of April 2018, the union held its first webinar to welcome these new members on July 4 and 6.

The union committed to recording the webinars but unfortunately technical difficulties ensued and the recordings are not available.

It has recently come to the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s attention that Statistical Survey Operation (SSO)’s pay equity settlement calculations fail to include paid leaves, overtime rates, full compensation for designated paid holidays and other forms of compensation. Rest assured, PSAC will be challenging SSO’s application of the Memorandum of Agreement, as we do not believe it is in keeping with the pay equity agreement reached between the PSAC and SSO.

We recommend that members and former members affected file an appeal as soon as possible in order to adhere to the 120-day timeline specified in the settlement. PSAC is not able to file these appeals on your behalf. Each member or former member must file an individual appeal.

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