Please see the attached below notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding boycotting National Public Service Week activities in June.
I respectfully ask that Prairies members not participate in activities in your workplace, whether employer or employee sponsored, and that you encourage other members to do the same.
We are heading into what will most certainly be a difficult round of bargaining with Treasury Board. Tony Clement has already indicated his intent to dismantle our sick leave and benefits, and they will stop at nothing to ensure their budget is balanced in 2015 on the backs of public service workers like you. Show the employer you can’t be bought off with burgers or cake and, instead, choose to stand united with your bargaining team.
We have the utmost respect for our members and the work they do, and for public service workers of all stripes. That’s why it’s especially important that we do not participate in these events, which claim to “honour” public service workers while simultaneously slashing jobs and forcing us into bargaining.
Regional Executive Vice-President
Public Service Alliance of Canada, Prairies