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Updates

On November 20, communities across the Prairies, Canada and the world gather to remember those trans people who have passed away in the past year, including victims of transphobic violence. As we remember, we must rededicate ourselves to the struggle against discrimination and violence that too often targets transgender and gender-variant people.

Marianne Hladun, the prairie region executive vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), said Omnitrax’s decision to file suit against the federal government rather than attempt to show progress in repairing the critical line is a sign its interests are more important than those of the people of Churchill.

The Liberal government’s response to recommendations to strengthen the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act is completely inadequate.

The Liberal government has introduced a new bill, C-62, that will reverse the attacks made by the former Conservative government on the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.

Our bargaining team will resume negotiations with Parks Canada from November 21 – 24, 2017 in the nation’s capital. Our team is eager to make further progress towards a fair collective agreement for over 4,000 employees working at Parks Canada locations nationwide.

The union representing Port of Churchill workers is calling on the federal government to finally recognize that Omnitrax will play no further role in the future of the Hudson Bay Railway, the Port of Churchill, and the communities affected by their negligence. Today, Omnitrax declared its intention to sue the federal government under NAFTA rather than live up to its duty to repair the rail line.

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