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Bargaining

PSAC negotiates wages and working conditions for employees in almost 150 Locals and in hundreds of workplaces in our region. See below for national and regional updates.

Visit the national website for specific updates on all current national negotiations

Specific regional updates

PSAC releases new video: Standing together for bargaining, standing together for public services

Jul 23, 2014 •

From July 8-10, PSAC's newly elected bargaining teams met in Ottawa to start negotiations with Treasury Board.

Our new video, Standing together for bargaining, standing together for public services features negotiating team members talking about the importance of membership engagement in the bargaining process.

Share this video to demonstrate that we are united in defending public services and the working conditions of the people who provide them. 

Sick leave doesn’t cost government extra: PBO report

Jul 16, 2014 •

The Parliamentary Budget Officer released a new report today, concluding that it costs almost nothing extra to pay sick leave to federal civil servants. This is because most departments don't have policies in place to backfill for sick leave.

PSAC stands strong as negotiations with Treasury Board kick off

Jul 10, 2014 •

This week, PSAC begins the formal bargaining process with Treasury Board, negotiations that will impact more than 90,000 members.

Before sitting down at the table with the employer, we held meetings with our members all across the country. We heard loud and clear that PSAC members want to protect strong public services for all Canadians.

The following principles will guide us at the bargaining table:

PSAC files complaint over Treasury Board sick leave tactics

Jul 10, 2014 •

PSAC filed an unfair labour practice complaint on Monday, July 7th in response to Treasury Board’s efforts to claw back sick leave benefits from employees.

Treasury Board is moving unilaterally to put in place a Short Term Disability scheme even though its collective agreements with employee unions provide paid sick days and engaging in misleading communications to the public and employees.

"Standing Together" buttons

Jul 3, 2014 •

Building on our May 1st Day of Action, we've made a supply of "Standing Together For Fairness" buttons, designed for PSAC members to wear at work or out in the community to demonstrate Solidarity and to send a message to ALL our employers - we are united, standing together, and determined to achieve a fair contract!

PSAC members in Vancouver and Victoria hit a home run during NPSW

Jun 25, 2014 •

PSAC members in Vancouver and Victoria hosted two softball tournaments during National Public Service Week. By all accounts these events were a great success! Some photos above, and more at the links ...

VIEW: Thank a public sector worker, 'cause the minister who leads them won't by Bob Jackson

Jun 20, 2014 •

In case you missed it, National Public Service Week was celebrated across Canada this week. Its objective is "to recognize the value of the services rendered by federal public service employees, and to acknowledge the contribution of federal public service employees to the federal administration."

Via Press Progress: 5 signs your Prime Minister doesn't like public servants

Jun 16, 2014 •

Stephen Harper wants public servants to know he cares.

That's the point of this week's National Public Service Week to celebrate those "Proudly Serving Canadians."

But public servants aren't buying it. In fact, they're boycotting the whole thing.

Public Service Week does not make up for years of service and job cuts

Jun 11, 2014 •

After years of service cuts, job cuts and disrespect for hard working public servants, the federal government will hold National Public Service Week from June 15 to 21, 2014, to mark the importance of federal public service employees and to recognize their service to Canadian society.

Video: About PSAC

Jun 5, 2014 •

The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.

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