Media Advisory: Federal workers in Esquimalt rally, call on Treasury Board to provide fair wage offer at the bargaining table

Victoria – On August 10, federal government workers are rallying to increase the pressure for government action at the bargaining table.

  • Date: Wednesday August 10, 2022
  • Time: Rally starting at 12:30PM
  • Location: Propeller Park, Esquimalt – corner of Esquimalt Road and Canteen Road


  • Chris Aylward, national president, Public Service Alliance of Canada
  • Laird Cronk, president, BC Federation of Labour
  • Darlene Gallant, president, Victoria Labour Council
  • Jamey Mills, regional executive vice-president, Public Service Alliance of Canada

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada are coming together to call on the federal government to provide a fair wage offer during the current round of negotiations.

As inflation soars in Canada, Treasury Board has proposed an insulting wage offer that effectively forces federal public service workers to take a pay cut.

“The government offered average wage increases of only 1.75% per year over four years, which is completely out of touch with the skyrocketing cost of living.” says Chris Aylward, PSAC national president. “Here at CFB Esquimalt – and across the country – PSAC members are ramping up our pressure on the government so we can reach a fair agreement.”

PSAC declared impasse in Treasury Board negotiations in May following the government’s insulting wage offer that fails to keep up with soaring inflation, includes concessions around work-life balance, and rejects mandatory training on systemic racism and discrimination.

More than 120,000 PSAC members working at Treasury Board are currently in negotiations with the federal government, with approximately 4,000 in the Victoria area.

For more information or to schedule an interview: Patrick Bragg, PSAC Communications, cell: (778) 889-3486