May 1, 2014 - 11:50am •
Last night 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.
April 28, 2014 - 6:03pm •
To recognize National Day of Mourning, we're releasing a special edition of the Prairies Video Project to highlight asbestos awareness.This video highlights the work of the Saskatchewan Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (SADAO), a non-profit organization co-founded by former PSAC member Howard Willems, and the development of Bill 604, "Howard's Law".
April 24, 2014 - 3:26pm •
PSAC Prairies member should all have received a flyer with an urgent update about the upcoming telephone town hall and multi-local meetings.
April 23, 2014 - 12:00am •
Did you receive an email notice recently promoting the Workplace Wellness and Productivity Strategy for federal government employees? This notice promoted a new employer strategy for managing sick leave and long-term disability across the federal public service, but it failed to mention one very important fact: this new strategy has not been negotiated with your union.
April 22, 2014 - 12:00am •
The federal government wants to introduce a short-term disability plan, to replace the current sick leave system, with the new system to be in place by July 2016.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.
April 8, 2014 - 11:57am •
April 28 is recognized as the National Day of Mourning. On this day, we are reminded of the grim statistics of workers who have died or been injured in Canadian workplaces. Still many more have been discouraged or prevented from claiming compensation they were entitled to. We also remember the fact that these numbers are real people with real families.
April 3, 2014 - 12:00am •
The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. We say that unless this government wants to talk about improving what we already have, we aren’t interested.
March 28, 2014 - 12:00am •
Together, we can save sick leave. The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. We say that unless this government wants to talk about improving what we already have, we aren’t interested.
March 27, 2014 - 1:39pm •
The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.
March 26, 2014 - 5:59pm •
One year ago, PSAC stood together with the Idle No More movement to defend our lands and our country.In the Prairies, we teamed up with William Singer III, a First Nations artist and activist who has been instrumental to the movement in Lethbridge and surrounding areas, to produce a special Idle No More button.