(Please click on photo above to watch video!) Government is rushing the $35 Billion project The Finance Minister has said he would like the new Canada Infrastructure Bank up and running by the end of 2017. Operational details for the project were only included in the recently-tabled Budget Implementation Act, and the government has already begun a recruitment drive for [...]
Over the past few months the PSAC has been holding Regional Conventions across the country. In five of the seven regions GSU now has members on the Regional Council and they are as follows: Greg McGillis was elected as Regional Executive Vice President of the NCR and is from Local 70017. François Zarraga is the Chair of the Pride [...]
National Public Service Week is supposed to mark the importance of federal public service employees. Each year, the Canadian government invites his employees to a BBQ. Yet, after more than a year, thousands of public service workers are still victims of the Phoenix pay system. This week the PSAC-NCR Vox-Pop team interviews members of the public to get their perspective!
After much delay on the part of the employer, Treasury Board and PSAC have finally signed collective agreements for the PA, EB, TC and SV bargaining units. This is the result of significant pressure from our union. These agreements, which cover over 85,000 workers in the federal public service, were ratified by the membership in April. Since then, PSAC [...]
Due to a Phoenix pay system problem, members who ought to be in good standing have been rendered not in good standing because their dues have abruptly stopped (despite their continued employment). Unfortunately, it is impossible for Membership Administration to determine if dues have stopped due to a Phoenix glitch or if the member is on leave, retired, etc. [...]
“When the school is on the reserve the child lives with its parents, who are savages; he is surrounded by savages. […] Indian children should be withdrawn as much as possible from the parental influence.” Canada’s first prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald, in 1883 This summer, Canadians across the country will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Publicly [...]
2017 GSU Bursaries: Bonnie Robichaud, A.F. Wood, Jim Williams, PSAC Scholarships and GSU and PSAC Honours and Awards
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As you know, Bill C-27 will allow employers to retroactively convert secure defined benefit pension plans to high-risk target-benefit plans for current employees as well as retirees. Despite heavy lobbying by the labour movement, led by the Canadian Labour Congress, over the last few months, the Trudeau government continues to pursue passage of this bill. This is particularly shocking, given [...]