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Ottawa – Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the  government to give Canadians a department by department accounting of exactly what services are going to be cut – where, when and how.

“Without that information Canadians won't know what services they are losing until they are gone,” said Patty Ducharme, PSAC's National Executive Vice-President.

The call came in an analysis of Budget 2012 released at a news conference in Ottawa today. That analysis emphasizes the connection between “back office” functions and the services Canadians rely on.

 

 

From March 26- 28, the FB Bargaining Team met with Treasury Board/CBSA to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement.

Over the course of the three days, management indicated no willingness to address any of our key concerns in the context of parity with other federal workers, including:

  A retirement regime that is consistent with other federal enforcement workers to

Women have fought for equity for many years. Now, we are faced with huge job cuts in the public service and those cuts clearly hurt women. We have published a pamphlet entitled "Job Cuts Hurt Women And We're Fighting Back!" If you haven't seen it - email me at megyesk@psac-afpc.com and I will get one to you.

In conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress and the BC Federation of Labour, PSAC BC held a budget watch and press conference on March 29th.

REVP Bob Jackson and BC Fed President Jim Sinclair comment on the federal budget in the two clips below ...

Wrong Choices, Wrong Time

This is a budget for Bay Street

After months of mixed messages and secrecy, today’s federal budget confirms that this government’s austerity agenda will leave Canadians without services they need, put tens of thousands out of work, put the environment and health and safety at risk and shrink the economy.

Economists estimate this budget will cost tens of thousands of public and private sector jobs but provides very little information on where and how cuts will be implemented.

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Labour Congress, will host a Budget Watch when the federal budget comes down at 1PM on March 29th.

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