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Union of Canadian Transportation Employees NEWS RELEASE Tuesday May 22, 2012

55 lives saved so far this year by staff at Kitsilano Coast Guard Station that will be closed by federal cuts – including 9 lives saved during Victoria Day long weekend, Coast Guard union announces in launching campaign to save Station from closure

VANCOUVER – 55 lives have been saved so far this year by staff at the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station, including 9 lives saved this Victoria Day long weekend says the union representing Coast Guard workers.

Employer contacts FB bargaining team in response to PSAC's filing for conciliation


PSAC filed for conciliation last month when it became clear that Treasury Board/CBSA was not prepared to seriously address our issues, including those concerning parity with other federal enforcement workers.

Thanks to Jennifer Ho for this update on Asian Heritage Month ...
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BC search and rescue station shut down, Coast Guard regional offices close, DFO's capacity to protect aquatic ecosystems and fisheries further diminished

Ottawa - The Public Service Alliance of Canada has confirmed that 598 of its members are among the 1,072 Department of Fisheries and Oceans workers being told today that they could lose their jobs. It isn't known yet how many of these workers will be laid off or how many positions will be cut.

PSAC statement

May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia. The Public Service Alliance of Canada stands in solidarity with lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in opposition to homophobia and transphobia.

Bargaining continues to be difficult for the Technical Services (TC), Border Services (FB), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Parks Canada units of the federal government. The climate has worsened considerably since the federal budget, which slashes the size of the public service. Parks and CFIA in particular have been heavily targeted for job reductions.