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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) - The union representing workers who serve on the Canadian Coast Guard’s dive team is warning that cutbacks to these services could have a dramatic and dangerous impact on the travelling public. They note that while the number of employees involved may be small, the services they provide are vital and life-saving.

PSAC has been pushing the government to sign four collective agreements by the end of May, but the employer is insisting they won’t be ready until mid-June at the earliest.  These agreements, covering over 100,000 workers, were ratified by the membership in votes that concluded in April.

Our bargaining team met with Canada Post Corporation on May 16 and 17, 2017.

We had asked the employer to provide us with detailed information about their efforts to resolve existing surplus situations. The employer provided some of this information this week and committed to provide the balance of the information at our next meeting for our review and analysis. We continue to ask you to give us feedback on the employer’s proposal to change our current job security provisi

May 17 is marked worldwide as the day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. PSAC stands in solidarity with our GLBT members against all forms of hatred and prejudice.

Recently, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced a planned change to its part-time policy. PSAC-CIU has made clear that it is opposed to such changes. At the bargaining table, our position is to improve job and income security for PSAC-CIU members at CBSA. An increase in part-time employment runs contrary to this objective. 

Recently, the federal government held consultations on what should be included in new legislation dealing with accessibility for people with disabilities.

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