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Updates

Federal cutbacks announced in the 2010 and 2011 budgets will result in more than 60,000 job losses, says a study released today by the CCPA.

The implementation plan for the transfer of federal pay services to Miramichi was approved by Treasury Board in December. The PSAC and Components have been notified that the following departments and agencies will have pay accounts moved to the new pay centre as part of what is being called the first “wave” of transfers:

Treasury Board has finally outlined its preferred model for new occupational groups for the Program and Administrative Services (PA) group.  This model suggests three new occupational groups including a separate group for work done by the Welfare Programs (WP) group.

Once again we need to tell Finance Minister Flaherty – hands off our pensions!

Both he and the Prime Minister are openly talking about federal public service pensions, leaving the door open to changes in the next federal budget.

Those changes could include reducing benefits, changing the plan for new and younger employees and/or increasing contribution rates even more.

The government should strengthen retirement security for all rather than weaken the pensions of hard working public service workers.

Being a steward is an important job. You were elected as a steward because you are a leader in your workplace. Your colleagues are counting on you to show them how to make their workplace and union better. The Steward's Guide to Grievance Handling is just one of the tools you’ll need to be a top-notch steward.

Copies of this new guide have recently been shipped by HQ to Locals/Branches. If you haven't received one, or would like more copies contact your PSAC Regional Office, or download a copy as .pdf below.

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