Less than a week after reconvening Parliament, the Conservative government introduced Bill C-4, an omnibus budget bill that proposes to radically change our rights as federal public service workers.
In addition to putting our lives at risk, this Bill puts every one of our collective agreement provisions in jeopardy.
We know that Treasury Board wants to take away our sick leave. We know that the government wants to bring down the costs of its workforce. We also know that Tony Clement has no respect for our work and value that we bring to the public service.
Bill C-4 is all about making it easier for the government and Treasury Board to come after us in the next round of bargaining and to strip away our long-standing negotiated rights.
To ensure our members have the facts and understand how this will impact their work and rights heading into bargaining in 2014, PSAC Prairie Region is holding a live and interactive telephone town hall on Thursday, November 7.
To participate, all you have to do is answer the phone when we call on Thursday, November 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time and 7:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.
We'll be using the member contact information we have on file. If you don't receive an advance phone call or voicemail message on Wednesday, contact Jeffrey Vallis to ensure your phone number is up to date.