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Members' Telephone Town Hall on Collective Bargaining and Sick Leave - recording

Apr 14, 2014 •

The audio of a Telephone Town Hall for PSAC members in British Columbia held April 7th 2014. The topic was collective bargaining and sick leave. Visit the national website for more information.

PSAC BC calling - Members' Telephone Town Hall on Collective Bargaining and Sick Leave

Apr 1, 2014 •

How do the Conservative government's plans for sick leave affect you? How does this impact our bargaining? How can we work together to keep our negotiated benefits?

PSAC BC will be hosting a live and interactive Telephone Town Hall on bargaining and sick leave Monday April 7th at 7PM Pacific Time.

Standing Together For Sick Leave - Standing Together For Public Services

Mar 28, 2014 •

Together, we can save sick leave. The Conservative government wants to strip away sick leave rights and is thinking of contracting out the management of the sick leave system. We say that unless this government wants to talk about improving what we already have, we aren’t interested.

PSAC launches court action against Bill C-4

Mar 27, 2014 •

The PSAC has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-4, the legislation that has gutted the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers.

On March 24, 2014 the union filed its constitutional challenge to Bill C-4 in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The challenge focuses on the following key areas:

Tentative agreement on changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan

Mar 26, 2014 •

We have come to a tentative agreement with Treasury Board on changes to the Public Service Health Care Plan (PSHCP). Discussions were held under threat by the Government to introduce legislation to make changes to the Plan.

Boycott National Public Service Week 2014

Mar 14, 2014 •

Please see the attached notice from PSAC National President Robyn Benson regarding National Public Service Week activities in June. At the February 2014 meeting of the National Board of Directors, we once again called for a boycott of NPSW.

Given that, I respectfully ask that PSAC members in BC not participate in employer sponsored activities in your workplace and that you encourage other members to do the same.

CFIA tentative agreement: what happens next

Feb 26, 2014 •

After two years of negotiations, long hours at the bargaining table on February 5 and 6 finally resulted in a tentative agreement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

PSAC and CFIA reach tentative agreement after more than two years

Feb 11, 2014 •

After more than 27 months at the bargaining table, a tentative agreement has finally been reached with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

The deal came after two days of hard bargaining, during which PSAC’s CFIA members joined demonstrations at workplaces across the country in a massive show of support for their bargaining team.

"Our members have been amazing, both in terms of their ongoing support, and the feedback they have provided to the team," said Bob Kingston, President of Agriculture Union.

Tools for Stewards: Grievance Flowcharts

Feb 6, 2014 •

Grievances, and the timelines for filing and responding to them, are important elements when it comes to workplace problem solving. When representing a member by filing a grievance, timelines - as set out in the Collective Agreement - must be respected. Here are some flowcharts that will help PSAC Stewards effectively represent members.

Federal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4

Dec 10, 2013 •

Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.

The unions have agreed to pool their resources in advance of the next round of collective bargaining with Treasury Board in 2014. In order to defend the rights of their members, the unions will take joint action to challenge the constitutionality of Bill C-4, the legislation containing these dramatic changes, now being rushed through Parliament

CFIA rejects PIC recommendations

Dec 5, 2013 •

CFIA bargaining got off to a rocky start this week, with the Employer bargaining team flatly rejecting almost every single recommendation made by the Public Interest Commission.

In the first session of negotiations since the PIC released its report last July, CFIA gave a mind-numbing presentation on why it could not agree to even the most modest of the PIC’s recommendations. 

“This is more than disappointing,” said Bob Kingston, President of Agriculture Union.

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