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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

PSAC Statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2012

The United Nations reported in 2011 that more than one billion people worldwide live with disabilities.

The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all.

Your PSAC bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Parks Canada Agency.

This package includes salary increases identical to our PA, SV, and EB settlements: 1.75, 1.5 and 2% over three years, with retroactivity.

Like others negotiated by PSAC, the Parks agreement also includes additional monetary improvements that benefit a significant number of members:

The TC bargaining team made its submissions on its outstanding bargaining proposals before a Public Interest Commission in Ottawa on November 13-15, 2012.

TC members underpaid

Your team told the Commission that TC members are already underpaid according to a joint pay study done by the Employer and the Union in 2007-2008, and shouldn’t be put in a worse economic situation because of the significant concession the Employer is demanding on cessation of severance pay for voluntary departures.