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Refuses to implement Supreme Court Order

A year ago this coming November 17, the Supreme Court ordered Canada Post to implement a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Order that it provide pay equity payments to thousands of employees and retirees who had been underpaid for decades.

This should have ended a 30 year battle for equity and justice.

But Canada Post is refusing to implement that order and is delaying payments to those who desperately need it.

After 138 days of hearings, 179 witnesses, and a review of over 3 million pages of documents, the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River submitted its final report on October 29th 2012. The government tabled the report in the House of Commons on October 31st.

Once again, the Conservative government is pushing through hundreds of pages of major legislative changes without consulting Canadians.

PSAC has major concerns with the latest budget implementation bill, C-45. Our concerns echo the criticism being expressed by the opposition parties, environmental, scientific and Aboriginal groups. We join the call for Bill C-45 to be split into parts and debated separately.

Greetings TC members in BC,

As you know, PSAC has been trying to negotiate a new collective agreement for you since April 29, 2011. Your collective agreement determines your pay, benefits and other working conditions, and the PSAC is committed to achieving the best possible package for you.

You likely have questions, such as

From October 11-12, 2012 your Bargaining Team went over the numerous demands you submitted for positive improvements to your collective agreement. This followed with a General Membership meeting held by your Local, UPCE 20095, on October 13, 2012, which included Janelle Ho-Shing, PSAC Negotiator.

We have served Notice to Bargain to Purolator Inc. on October 18, 2012. Dates for bargaining will soon be set. Once bargaining begins, your team plans to provide regular updates after each session.

PSAC has asked the Public Service Labour Relations Board to mediate its four year dispute with Parks Canada over which positions are deemed « essential » in the case of a strike or lockout.

According to the Public Service Labour Relations Act both sides are supposed to come to an agreement on which services need to be provided to ensure the safety of the public in the event of a work stoppage.

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