June 30, 2015 - 11:55am •
PSAC is opposed to the government’s new security screening policy — which includes credit checks and fingerprinting of public service employees — and will be challenging it.
We are currently gathering evidence to file a court challenge and a privacy complaint with the Privacy Commissioner’s office.
“We are concerned that these checks will be an unwarranted gross violation of personal privacy and they could put people's livelihoods in jeopardy without cause. We are also fearful that the policy could be applied in an arbitrary way," said PSAC President Robyn Benson.
April 22, 2015 - 5:01pm •
The federal government announced in the budget that it plans to eliminate the existing sick leave provisions for federal public service workers, whether or not an agreement is reached at the bargaining table.
All PSAC members should know that our union will not be intimidated by this threat. Any move by the government to make unilateral changes to our collective agreement is a violation of our constitutional Charter rights to bargain collectively without government interference.
April 15, 2015 - 8:06pm •
Please see the attached notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding National Public Service Week activities which takes place June 14 – 20, 2015. At the March 2015 meeting of the National Board of Directors, we once again called for a boycott of NPSW.
Tony Clement and the Conservative government are at the Treasury Board, Parks and CFIA bargaining tables intent on dismantling our sick leave and benefits and at CRA the employer refuses to bargain meaningfully.
April 7, 2015 - 5:47pm •
Our bargaining team met with the Agency in mediation over three days this week (March 30 - April 1) at the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board in Ottawa
March 31, 2015 - 6:21pm •
PSAC members across BC are organizing bargaining solidarity events - standing together for healthy workplaces and protesting proposed government changes to sick leave and cuts to public services. Here are some photos.
March 16, 2015 - 12:00am •
Join us Wednesday March 18th in showing support for our Bargaining Team. Join us in calling on the government and CRA to negotiate with our union.
March 2, 2015 - 10:54pm •
We sat down with BC REVP Bob Jackson for a quick chat about how PSAC members can support their bargaining teams and what we're planning for March 19th. Here's the video ...
February 27, 2015 - 5:53pm •
February 6, 2015 - 9:54am •
We deserve a fair contract Our bargaining team met with CRA this past week in contract talks. Unfortunately, no progress was made as it became clear that this week that CRA had no new mandate from Treasury Board.CompensationThe employer’s position with respect to compensation has not changed since it first tabled its wage proposal in 2013:
February 6, 2015 - 9:50am •
The 2014 Public Service Employee Survey released yesterday continues to demonstrate the negative impact of public service cuts. The survey results also raise major concerns about the continuing problems of harassment and poor mental health in the public service. Despite these problems, most public service workers are committed to doing a good job.