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“I’m concerned about the direction that Canada’s heading. So many people my age are struggling for jobs, working contract-to-contract, or going to grad school to avoid the labour market. And that won’t change until the rebirth of the labour movement. We need good jobs you can build a life on.” - Daniel Bastien, a former hotel worker and organizer with UNITE HERE Local 40 in Vancouver.

A continued attack on public services and public service delivery, Aboriginal Peoples and provinces.

Federal Budget 2013 lacks accountability and appears to pick fights with public sector workers and their unions, provincial governments and Aboriginal Peoples.

Just a reminder, that the registration deadline for the PSAC BC Regional Women's Conference is coming up soon - April 2. All PSAC BC women are encouraged to apply! More information and online registration.

 

Federal budget missed opportunity for the economy and services

(Ottawa) The union representing most federal government workers in Canada says that Federal Budget 2013 is a missed opportunity for the economy and services.

"We called on the government to recognize that austerity has hurt Canadians and the economy and that it's time to reverse cuts and invest in and restore federal government services," said PSAC national president Robyn Benson.

To: PSAC Locals and Activists in BC
 
Greetings,

As you may be aware, the Conservative’s have announced they will be releasing this year’s budget on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 4PM EST. We expect the budget to contain further cuts, affecting our members and further devastating the public sector. 
 
The lack of transparency and hidden legislative changes in the 2012 budget shows the disregard this government has towards Canadians and public services.

PSAC is calling on the government to recognize that austerity isn't working – Canadians have lost services they need and job cuts are hurting the economy. You can't create jobs and prosperity by cutting jobs and services.

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