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PSAC received confirmation from the employer that it has no plans to implement a “pay in arrears” system in the federal government at this time.

This fall, rumors circulated widely that the employer was planning to push through changes to the pay system and to pay all federal employees two weeks “in arrears.” Currently, most federal employees are paid “on time” – which means that the pay you receive on a Wednesday covers work up until the end of that pay week.

Once again, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has released a misleading report attacking the dedicated and hard working public sector employees of this country. The study claims that public sector absenteeism rates are costing Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars annually. This is false – sick leave cannot be cashed and is not a liability for the taxpayer.

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The Conservative government is cutting public services and jobs while it’s prepared to waste tens of millions of dollars on a punitive, unnecessary and discriminatory private members’ bill.

Poll shows cuts to Canadian Coast Guard could cost Conservative cabinet minister John Duncan his seat in Vancouver Island North; voters strongly oppose planned closure of Kitsilano Coast Guard Station and Vancouver, Comox, Tofino Marine Communications & Traffic Services centres

Unions to target Conservative MPs with narrow election wins over Coast Guard closures

VICTORIA- The Public Service Alliance of Canada Victoria Regional Women's Committee is sponsoring a candlelight vigil in Victoria on December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada.

Members of the public will gather to reflect on violence against women, call upon the federal government to announce a national action plan to deal with all forms of violence against women, and collect donations for local women's organizations.

This January PSAC's dues will rise to keep the union financially stable and to fund some new initiatives.

Starting on January 1, 2013 the PSAC dues rate will go from 0.9007% to 0.9668% - an average increase of $2.83 per member per month.

Members' dues are used to