April 13, 2012 - 12:09pm •
Work Force Adjustment – April NoticesPSAC cannot comment on WFA notices until we can confirm that members have been informed, a process carried out by management. We can confirm that as of April 13, 2012, 7,302 of our members in 31 departments received notices saying they could lose their jobs. Those included 1,043 members from the Prairie Region. The departmental breakdown for the Prairies includes:
April 11, 2012 - 7:06pm •
This week is a very dark one for many PSAC members across the country. Thousands of members received notices from their departments advising them that they are "affected employees", or worse, under the WFA. In some cases members were advised that the section or organization that they are working for is shutting its doors.
March 29, 2012 - 10:28pm •
Howard Willem, long-time PSAC member and activistm, was diagnosed with with mesothelioma (an asbestos related cancer of the lungs) and is leading the fight for safe workplaces and the banning of asbestos exportation in Canada.
March 29, 2012 - 10:06pm •
Biography of Howard Willems, long-time PSAC member and activist, lobbying the government for action around their harmful asbestos policy.
February 13, 2012 - 12:19pm •
Fatal Deception, a recently aired CBC documentary, looks into the asbestos industry and the harmful health effects of the mineral. It highlights how the industry and government have been lying to Canadians. The documentary asks, "Is the federal government relying on junk science to justify its support for re-opening asbestos mines in Quebec?"
February 7, 2012 - 5:21pm •
We are well into our new national public engagement campaign, the Third Choice Campaign, and public reception has been very positive to date. The first two films have accumulated more than 86,000 views on YouTube and our Facebook community continues to grow. We've also just released our latest video on search and rescue.
January 25, 2012 - 9:22am •
The Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have launched a new transit advertising campaign that sheds light on the disturbing effects of Service Canada cuts to Canadians, and asks the public to take action.
January 17, 2012 - 12:00am •
Dear Brothers & Sisters,Together, we accomplished much to improve food safety in 2011. Thanks to you and thousands of others who have intervened, Ottawa made improvements to food safety and continued to address the chronic shortage of inspectors last year.But much of this progress is now threatened.
November 30, 2011 - 12:00am •
PSAC member Howard Willems writes an open letter to all Conservative MPs and national media regarding the Conservative government's asbestos policy and exporting of asbestos to developing Southeast Asian countries.
October 1, 2011 - 12:00am •
The recent labour disputes with CUPW and CAW have shown frightening new trends in bargaining that include a relentless attack on our retirement security and hard-earned health benefits, and a government that is all too willing to introduce back-to-work legislation if their corporate friends are inconvenienced.