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Updates

The FB bargaining team met with Treasury Board and CBSA representatives in Ottawa the week of November 14, 2011 to continue negotiations for a new contract.

Your TC Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board on November 15-17, 2011.  We are reporting some progress, although many issues still need to be discussed. 

The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on violence against women.

November 20 marks the Trans Day of Remembrance. Transgender and transsexual people are often victims of discrimination, harassment and violence in the workplace, in their communities and at school. This day gives us a chance to mourn losses and fight for change.

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in favour of PSAC today in a pay equity case involving women at Canada Post that was originally filed 28 years ago.

The union first filed a complaint over unequal pay in 1983. In October 2005, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal upheld PSAC's pay equity complaint against Canada Post and awarded 50 per cent of the wage gap in damages. Since then, the corporation has used every possible legal avenue to have the Tribunal’s decision overturned.

Treasury Board president Tony Clement must let Canadians see the advice he’s getting on public service cuts and let them have their say.

The Public Service Alliance of Canada says transparency is critical given the government’s goal to cut public services by up to 10 per cent across the board.

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