Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada employees at the Case Processing Centre were shocked to learn on Thurs. October 27th that the Federal government plans to close their processing Centre in Vegreville and relocate it to Edmonton by the end of 2018.
After many weeks of no response, on Friday September 20th UCTE RVP Teresa Eschuk and PSAC REVP Marianne Hladun had a teleconference with Minister Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Minister Bains was in Churchill, Manitoba to announce a $4.6 million investment in both short and long-term economic development for the community.
The PSAC held a webinar for members in the Prairie Region on Friday, August 5, to discuss the Phoenix pay system. Marianne Hladun, PSAC Prairies Regional Executive Vice-President, provided an overview of the history of Phoenix, what PSAC has done, and what members can do.
The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) Young Workers’ Conference is an opportunity for young trade unionists from across the province to come together to learn about issues affecting workers, develop new skills, and strategize about how to make our unions and labour movement even stronger.
Capitalizing on the added traffic through the ports of entry for the Louis Riel Day long weekend, PSAC members handed out mailers to the traveling public. The postcards condemned the closures of Veterans Affairs offices across Canada and called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reopen the offices.
The federal government announced today that it would be eliminating 44 positions at Veterans Affairs Canada. The cuts represent the final step in the contracting-out of treatment authorization for ill and elderly veterans to Medavie Blue Cross.