As you may be aware, the Conservative’s have announced they will be releasing this year’s budget on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 4PM EST. We expect the budget to contain further cuts, affecting our members and further devastating the public sector.
Reports in the media indicate the federal budget could contain funding aimed at transitioning towards short term disability and eliminating sick leave for federal public sector workers. PSAC members are entitled to their sick leave, which is an negotiated benefit that is a part of our collective agreements. We won’t trade it, sell it, swap it, lose it or give it away. We did a lot of work around this issue in the fall, and have restated our position in the media again.
- Robyn Benson’s letter in the Ottawa Citizen: The Government should earn from past mistakes.
- PSAC head says not interested in ‘trading off’ public servants’ sick leave
- What we need from the 2013 Federal Budget: PSAC’s pre-budget position paper