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UPDATED – Vote on FB Group Tentative Agreement: Don’t Miss Your Chance

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If you have not received your PIN to vote, you can contact your PSAC Regional Office, e-mail PSAC-Vote-AFPC@psac-afpc.com or call 1.833.223.2659. You will need to provide your full name, PSAC ID, if possible, and your personal e-mail address or home address so we can e-mail/mail you your confidential letter and PIN that you will need in order to vote.

Below, you will find a list of webinars that any member can register for and attend by clicking on the links provided.

Step 1: Webinars

National

Atlantic

British Columbia

Manitoba

Saskatchewan 

Québec

Ontario (updated 2018-05-22)

  • Ontario regional webinars will take place on May 23, 28 and 29, at different times, and are offered in English.
  • Please see the following page and use the drop down menu to choose the date & time that works best for you.
  • You can also take a look at the PSAC Ontario regional website for more information.

Face-to-face meetings

In addition to the webinars, you will find all face-to-face meeting dates and times on your regional websites.

 Step 2: Cast your ballot

You can vote on the tentative agreement by telephone, smartphone or online. As stated above, you must attend an information session before voting.

Using the PIN that was sent to you by mail or your home e-mail go to http://www.fb.isivote.com and follow the instructions or to vote by phone, call the voting phone number at 1.877.446.5146 and follow the instructions.

If you have any more questions about the FB tentative agreement or have any issues voting contact the PSAC FB vote hotline: 1.833.223.2659.

Members not in good standing who wish to vote on the tentative agreement will be required to either make a request to remain MIGS prior to their PIN being activated or sign a membership card, depending on their issue.

A version of this article was first posted on the PSAC website.

FB Ratification Vote: Webinars Schedule Now Available

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We have organized over 170 opportunities for members to attend a meeting face to face and cast their vote. We are now adding two days of National webinars for members who are unavailable to attend a face to face meeting. You will find the links below, which you can click on and register for one that works with your schedule. Then on that date and time you can log on and listen to the complete presentation.

Please note that the regions may also be organizing regional webinars at the request of Branch Presidents and members. Those will be found on the regional websites and announced regionally. All webinars are monitored for attendance for the presentation as it is your confirmed attendance which will allow you PIN to become active and allow you to vote.

Webinars

May 3

May 22

In-person meetings

Visit your regional PSAC website:

Voting

If you have difficulty updating your information prior to voting, or if you do not receive your PIN, please contact your PSAC Regional Office or the PSAC hotline at 1.833.223.2659.

You can vote on the tentative agreement by telephone, smartphone or online. You must attend an information session or a webinar before voting.

Using the PIN that was sent to you by mail or your home e-mail go  to http://www.fb.isivote.com and follow the instructions or to vote by phone, call the voting phone number at 1.877.446.5146 and follow the instructions. If you have any more questions about the FB tentative agreement or have any issues voting contact the PSAC FB vote hotline: 1.833.223.2659.

Members not in good standing who wish to vote on the tentative agreement will be required to either make a request to remain MIGS prior to their PIN being activated or sign a membership card, depending on their issue.

Vote on the FB Group Tentative Agreement: Let Your Voice Be Heard

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Thank you to all FB members who have embarked on the e-vote process and cast their vote. This message is intended for all FB members who have not participated in the tentative agreement vote process to date.

It’s a simple two step process for Members in Good Standing! If you cannot attend an in-person meeting:

  • Find a webinar on a regional website, then register and listen to a 20 minute presentation on your tentative agreement. You have the option to stay on the session for the Q&A session after the presentation or;
  • Once you have heard the presentation, you can log off the session and click on the link in step two to vote.  This will require you to have received a Vote Letter including your PIN.

Both attendance at the webinar session and casting your ballot can be accomplished by phone, but you still must register for the webinar session as this will activate your Personal Identification Number (PIN) so you can vote.

Step 1: Attend a meeting

Click on your region below, find a webinar and register, or find a face-to-face meeting in your region. Please note that meetings and webinars are still being scheduled, so please check regularly.

National webinars

Step 2: Cast your ballot

You can vote on the tentative agreement by telephone, smartphone or online. As stated above, you must attend an information session before voting.

Using the PIN that was sent to you by mail or your home e-mail go  to http://www.fb.isivote.com and follow the instructions or to vote by phone, call the voting phone number at 1.877.446.5146 and follow the instructions. If you have any more questions about the FB tentative agreement or have any issues voting contact the PSAC FB vote hotline: 1.833.223.2659.

Members not in good standing who wish to vote on the tentative agreement will be required to either make a request to remain MIGS prior to their PIN being activated or sign a membership card, depending on their issue.

A version of this article was first posted on the PSAC website.

Reminder: FB Ratification Info Sessions Schedules & Hotlines

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Ratification information sessions schedules are still being updated. Please visit your PSAC regional website: Atlantic, Québec (in French), NCR, Ontario, Prairies, BC, North (schedule to come).

Click here to download the ratification kit, and see the following page for more information on ratification.

If you have difficulty updating your information prior to voting, or if you do not receive your PIN, please contact your PSAC Regional Office or the PSAC hotline at 1.833.223.2659. For technical issues, contact Intelivote’s technical helpline at 1.888.281.8683.

PSAC Serves Notice to Bargain with Treasury Board

Bargaining

This week, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) served notice to the Treasury Board to begin collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of its membership.

“After two years of Phoenix pay problems, our members continue to show up to work and deliver the services Canadians depend on. The least they deserve is a fair collective agreement that recognizes the value of their work and the importance of the services they provide to Canadians,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson.

PSAC represents about 90,000 federal public service workers who are employed by the Treasury Board of Canada. The current collective agreements for the the following bargaining units will expire within the next four months:

“This government promised a new and respectful relationship with public service workers, but that didn’t happen when the Liberals ignored our warnings about implementing Phoenix,” added Benson. “Hopefully they can start to earn back the trust of our members by coming to the table with a mandate to negotiate a fair deal.”

A version of this article was first posted on the PSAC website.