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Not Backing Down

Any concession is a threat to our hard-earned rights and benefits and will undoubtedly set the tone for future bargaining with separate employers and those that are provincially and municipally legislated. In other words, we are all affected by concession bargaining. Check back for ongoing updates about the attack on sick leave and what we're doing to fight concession bargaining.

Members mark the 19th with actions across the region

The next federal election is scheduled to be held on October 19, 2015. To act a reminder of this, we are calling on members to mark this day on the 19th of each month with actions in their workplaces and locals.

These actions are meant to shed light on the destructive policies and reckless cuts of the Conservative government. Actions will also demonstrate solidarity and support for PSAC bargaining teams and will continue up until the 2015 federal election.

November 21, 2014

PSAC members speak out on sick leave

We have been receiving emails, Tweets and Facebook messages from PSAC members who are outraged about the government’s proposal to strip sick leave. Here is a sample of what they had to say.

November 5, 2014

Prairies members stand together for sick leave

PSAC members are sick and tired of this government’s disrespect for them and for the vital services that they provide to Canadians. On October 30, 2014, PSAC members throughout the Prairies and across the country held events to speak out against concessions and promote healthier, more productive workplaces that delivers high quality public services. 

November 1, 2014

Support healthy workplaces - Sign the pledge

Show your support for paid sick leave for federal government workers, and for all workers.

October 28, 2014

Senators need to defeat Bill C-377

C-377 is a flawed Bill, aimed only at unions, and should not become law.

October 9, 2014

Prairies Summit charts way forward for our union

More than 60 union leaders from across the Prairie Region gathered in Regina over the weekend to discuss priorities for our union and strategize for the coming year. The Prairies Summit opened on Saturday with greetings from Marianne Hladun, Prairies Regional Executive Vice-President.

September 23, 2014

Government tables “Go-to-work-sick” proposal for federal public service

During negotiations with the Public Service Alliance of Canada, federal government negotiators tabled a proposal that would gut the sick leave provisions for employees of the federal public service.

September 11, 2014

PBO report confirms that government is making reckless cuts

The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report on August 14 that confirms PSAC’s assertion that the government is making reckless cuts to public services.

August 27, 2014

Sick leave doesn’t cost government extra: PBO report

The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a new report today, concluding that it costs almost nothing extra to pay sick leave to federal civil servants. This is because most departments don't have policies in place to backfill for sick leave. 

July 15, 2014

PSAC member reaches out to MP for answers on sick leave attacks

When Yvonne Hein heard about Tony Clement's plan to take away accumulated sick leave benefits from federal public service workers, the PSAC/Agriculture Union member decided to let her MP know exactly how she felt about it. She wrote the following letter to Shelley Glover, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface in Winnipeg. She has yet to receive a response.

July 12, 2014
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