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Our union, along with concerned Canadians in communities across the country, has been working hard to save services and protect jobs.  We've also been using our collective agreement provisions to help members cope with the impact of budget cuts. 

We've negotiated those provisions, just like we've won fair wages, health and safety protections, sick leave, and all of the benefits we count on.  The improvements we've made for ourselves have helped other workers do the same, contributing to a higher standard of living for everyone.

The following is re-posted from Headwinds, a blog written by the PSAC Alliance Executive Committee - the National President, National Executive Vice-President and seven Regional Executive Vice-Presidents. Read more of their thoughts on the issues that affect PSAC members and all Canadians at aec-cea.ca and watch for more from Bob - we plan to make this a regular feature here at the regional website.

“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.

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