Photos: Bargaining rally in Victoria

Over 150 PSAC members and allies rallied outside the Service Canada office in Victoria today alongside Chris Aylward, PSAC national president, Shimen Fayad, Union of Health & Environment Workers national president, and Sussanne Skidmore, secretary-treasurer of the BC Federation of Labour.

PSAC members on Vancouver Island – and from coast to coast to coast – expect Treasury Board to come to the table with a fair contract that will protect workers’ buying power and protect them from inflation.

But the government’s latest wage offer – an average of 2.06%/year over four years – still falls well short of inflation and shows the government still has no real mandate to negotiate a reasonable contract with our members.