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Campaigns

June 23, 2014 - 6:15pm •
Stephen Harper isn’t exactly a proponent of organized labour. He’s also not a big fan of strong public services or the public service workers that provide them. His government’s attacks on public services and union members across this country have been relentless.But PSAC members are fighting back. Last week members across the region took it upon themselves to counter the anti-labour rhetoric by submitting letters to the editor of their local newspapers.
June 20, 2014 - 12:00am •
In the next video from the award-winning Prairies Video Project, members share stories about the fight for maternity leave/family leave in the 1980 CR strike and how their victory has since benefitted countless families.Sandra Clarke, PSAC/UTE member since 1969, was on the line for that strike. In the video she recalls what it was like before the union sisters fought for leave provisions.
June 18, 2014 - 12:00am •
To mark the first contributions made to the unemployment insurance fund more than 73 years ago (July 1, 1941), the Public Service Alliance of Canada is launching “Employment Insurance in Canada: Hitting Rock Bottom”, a short animated video on the decline of the EI program over the last 25 years.
June 16, 2014 - 12:00am •
Marianne Hladun submitted the following letter regarding National Public Service Week to the Winnipeg Free Press.
June 12, 2014 - 12:00am •
Share this new video featuring PSAC members shining light on cuts to public services and stand together with PSAC members and concerned Canadians to denounce public service cuts. Our future depends on it.
May 31, 2014 - 2:34pm •
PSAC is calling on our members to boycott National Public Service Week for the third year. It’s important that we do not participate in events that claim to “honour” workers while simultaneously slashing jobs and forcing us into bargaining.
May 29, 2014 - 12:00am •
This government has cut billions of dollars from public services and thousands of federal government jobs. These cuts are putting public services and public safety on the line. Harper’s shameful record is a resounding failure.
May 28, 2014 - 1:45pm •
The following flow charts are meant to assist members in understanding how the bargaining process has changed due to Bill C-4, especially with respect to essential services. Each chart follows the same template but is marked with an expiry date unique to the corresponding collective agreement. These charts were developed for the National Bargaining Conference and are also being distributed at multi-local meetings throughout the Prairies.
May 20, 2014 - 2:41pm •
In the next video from the award-winning Prairies Video Project, members share stories about how their union has helped them in the workplace.Whether it be working with members through the grievance process or assisting with the duty to accommodate, PSAC members know their union is there for them.Michelle Hazzard (USGE) is one of the members who appears in this video. She shares her struggle with harrassment in the workplace and how her union helped her.
May 8, 2014 - 5:53pm •
On April 30, 2014, the PSAC Prairie Region hosted a live and interactive telephone town hall. Nearly 4,000 members throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba participated in the one-hour call to discuss important information about the attack on sick leave.

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