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Our bargaining team returned to the negotiating table for three days during the week of December 12. We are all eager to reach a new collective agreement, and our bargaining team is working hard to negotiate improvements.


On behalf of the staff in the Regional Executive Vice President’s and Collective Bargaining Branch Offices, and the Vancouver and Victoria Regional Offices, I wish you and your family a happy holiday season.

I know that 2017 has not been an easy year for many PSAC members who work in the federal government. The disaster that is the Phoenix pay system has had a massive personal and financial impact on members of the public service.

In a recent report to Parliament, the House of Commons Finance Committee has told the federal government not to privatize Canada’s airports.

This is a call out to PSAC equity activists (Aboriginal Peoples, Racialized Workers, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trans Members, and Members with Disabilities), Regional Women's Committee members, and Young worker activists (35 or younger) to participate in the upcoming Treasury Board Units Bargaining Conferences.

As the year-end draws near, PSAC is demanding the government take immediate action to exempt public service workers they have mistakenly overpaid, from being forced to pay back the gross amount.

Vancouver – On December 13, the last government pay day before Christmas, federal public service workers in Vancouver are rallying to raise awareness about the Phoenix pay system and to call on the government to take the measures necessary to ensure they are paid correctly and on time.

  • Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
  • Time: 12PM – 1PM
  • Location: Harbour Centre, 555 West Hastings, Vancouver

The Phoenix payroll system used by the federal government has been riddled with problems since it was rolled out in early 2016.