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Get back to the table now

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PSAC members stepped up to deliver the government’s massive response to COVID-19 in record time.

Yet the government continues to delay talks for a new contract for nearly 140,000 federal public service workers.

Tell the government to get back to the table. Now.

Go to the PSAC website to send a message to the Trudeau government telling them it’s time to reach a fair deal for public service workers.

PSAC National President & Executive Vice-President to host telephone town halls

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Chris Aylward, PSAC National President, and Magali Picard, PSAC National Executive Vice-President, will host a series of telephone town halls on May 13 and 14 to connect with members and update them on the union’s work to protect and support its members during the pandemic.

Telephone town halls will be 30 minutes each. Members are invited to participate by calling-in using the information below or joining the online audio stream at the time their regional town hall begins.

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Phoenix: PSAC Launches Here for Canada National TV Ad Campaign

Photo of Border Services Officer with the words Here for Canada

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is launching a national television ad campaign to highlight the dedication of public service workers throughout the Phoenix pay system disaster, which has now been going on for two and a half years. Despite missed paycheques, fending off debt collectors, and managing endless uncertainty, PSAC members have continued to be here for Canada.

“Most people would quit their job if their employer stopped paying them properly, but federal public service workers keep showing up to work day after day,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President.

“They continue to protect our borders, ensure our food is safe, and provide other vital functions like getting out pension cheques, child benefits, and EI. We want to make sure Canadians understand their unwavering commitment to keep providing the services they depend on,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President.

PSAC is also launching a second video online as part of the Here for Canada campaign. It features testimonials of the damage caused by Phoenix.

“So many families have suffered major hardships because of Phoenix. It’s important to share their stories and ensure that everyone knows about the toll it has taken on people’s lives,” said Magali Picard, PSAC National Executive Vice-President. “Phoenix is still causing problems for thousands of our members and the government needs to do more to end this nightmare.”

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

CIU Local 19 Marches With PSAC Local 501

Photo from the CIU 019 Rally at Blue Water Bridge, Nov 28

On November 28, CIU Local 019 in Sarnia held a rally at the Blue Water Bridge crossing both in support of the CIU bargaining teams and as a display of solidarity with our Sisters and Brothers from PSAC local 501 in their ongoing strike for a fair contract.

With megaphones, banners, and flags leading the way, all members in attendance marched united on the public property of the Bluewater Bridge, making sure to stop under the managerial offices of the Federal Bridge Corporation to make their voices heard loudly and clearly.

The rally provided Local 501 with renewed energy as they continue their fight for a fair contract without concessions. Thank you to all Sisters and Brothers from Sarnia and those who joined them, including Sarnia Branch President Brother Coene, CIU Youth Rep Sister Baert, Toronto Branch President Brother Sutcliffe, Fort Erie Branch President Brother VanHelvert, and Fort Erie 1st VP Brother Kontogianis. Great job!

Treasury Board Bargaining Resumes November 1


The five bargaining teams will be back at the table with Treasury Board between November 1 and November 7 to resume negotiations for new collective agreements.

Revised Mandate

Treasury Board has indicated that they have a revised mandate on some of the key issues in this round of bargaining.

Make Good on Your Word Campaign

This comes at a time when PSAC has intensified our public outreach and advertising campaign, Make Good on Your Word, calling on Justin Trudeau to make good on his promise to respect public services and the people who provide them.

“Now is the time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government to make good on their word and come back to the bargaining table with a Liberal mandate,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President. “After 26 months of negotiations, we want a collective agreement.”

PSAC’s Bargaining Priorities

  • Healthier workplaces
  • Strong public services and fair treatment for workers if service delivery changes
  • Wages that keep up with inflation and the job market

Support Your Bargaining Teams on October 31

On October 31, join with PSAC members across the country to support your bargaining teams and deliver a strong message to Prime Minister Trudeau:

  • Dump the Conservative bargaining agenda
  • Start talking to us about real change for a better public service
  • Make good on your word – Canadians are counting on us

Please contact your local, or the closest PSAC regional office, to find out how you can participate. Check out the PSAC website, Facebook, and Twitter (as well as the CIU website, Facebook, and Twitter) for updates.

We will provide a bargaining update shortly after this round of negotiations. Thank you for your ongoing patience and support!

A version of this article was originally published on the PSAC website