Workers will take to the street today to rally against the attack on rural Alberta communities like Vegreville, where the federal government plans to close the Case Processing Centre (CPC) and move it to Edmonton at a cost of $46.6 million.
To mark the first anniversary of Phoenix, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), has asked members to take individual actions to draw attention to the Phoenix pay system and its continuing problems and let the Liberal government know that one year of pay problems is one year too many.
The union representing workers at the Vegreville Case Processing Centre met with the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, yesterday to discuss the planned closure of the CPC in Vegreville.
Employees of the Port of Churchill visited Parliament Hill today to call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Transport Marc Garneau to save the port by converting the Port of Churchill into a Port Authority under federal jurisdiction.The group posed for a photo that read, “No Christmas for Churchill – Save Our Port.”
The largest union representing federal public service workers has launched a letter campaign urging Immigration Minister John McCallum to reconsider the closure of the Immigration Centre in Vegreville.