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Updates

PSAC has negotiated a Memorandum of Understanding with Treasury Board to address recruitment and retention of compensation advisors. The aim is to ensure the government has enough staff resources to deal with the many problems related to the Phoenix pay system.

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has introduced a new guide to support trans employees. The new guidelines, which were developed in consultation with PSAC and other unions, are the first of their kind in the federal government.

“PSAC welcomes this groundbreaking document and we hope to see a government-wide policy soon,” said Robyn Benson, PSAC National President.

Victoria – Federal public service workers are rallying in Esquimalt to highlight the dangers involved in contracting out maintenance in the governments new multi-billion-dollar shipbuilding plans. Workers and union leaders at the rally will also call on the government to do more to fix the problem-plagued Phoenix pay system.

The federal government recently awarded an $800-million contract to perform future maintenance and repair work on the Royal Canadian Navy's new Arctic Offshore Patrol ships to the Canadian subsidiary of a French multinational corporation.

Members of the Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) Local 21018, a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), who are employed by IMP Group International Inc. as Search and Rescure Aircraft Technicians at CFB Comox have been without a contract since July 2015.

Many thanks to Giselle Henry, Aboriginal Coordinator on the PSAC BC Regional Council, who has volunteered to prepare a monthly listing of community events - many of which are related to Indigenous issues - from around the province that may be of interest to PSAC members. Here's the event listing for September.

Prince Rupert

Friends,

As I watch the recent events in Charlottesville and other American cities unfold, I am saddened and disgusted by the rise of openly racist, hateful, sentiment and action in the United States.

Bigoted beliefs like those have no place in the society that we as union members – and as human beings – believe in and work hard to build.

Closer to home, it’s important to acknowledge that racism and white supremacy is not just limited to the United States.

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