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Jul 16, 2014, 14:19 ET Federal sick leaves cost almost nothing to Canadians

OTTAWA, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Contrary to Treasury Board Minister Tony Clement's repeated assertions, sick leave in the federal public service is...


Jan 28, 2014, 10:00 ET Veterans speak out on eve of Veterans Affairs office closures

OTTAWA, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Veterans from across the country have travelled to Ottawa this week to make one last call on the government to stop...


Dec 10, 2013, 11:29 ET Veterans Affairs Minister misleading veterans on Service Canada half-measure

OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Veterans and the workers who serve them want Minister Julian Fantino to stop misleading veterans about what they...


Dec 10, 2013, 10:30 ET Federal unions to take legal action against Bill C-4

OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and...


Oct 29, 2013, 13:35 ET Federal public sector unions denounce back-door changes to labour legislation

OTTAWA, Oct. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Leaders of the federal public sector unions (the National Joint Council bargaining agents) met yesterday and...


Oct 25, 2013, 10:19 ET PSAC calls on government to introduce a new modern public service labour law

OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada called today on the Conservative government to withdraw changes to federal...


Oct 24, 2013, 16:05 ET Media advisory - PSAC to announce proposal on federal public sector labour relations framework

OTTAWA, Oct. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada will be announcing a proposal to improve the federal public service labour...


Oct 03, 2013, 11:00 ET Veterans speak out against closure of Veterans Affairs offices

OTTAWA, Oct. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Veterans were in Ottawa today for the launch of a YouTube video about why the federal government should not close the...


Jun 27, 2013, 10:00 ET Canada Post is finally paying up the pay equity money it owes

OTTAWA, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada and Canada Post have signed a memorandum of agreement that will see...


Jun 06, 2013, 19:26 ET Conservative attack on workers continues with "Private Members' Bill"

OTTAWA, June 6, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 5th, Conservative MP Blaine Calkins for Wetaskiwin (Alberta) introduced Bill C-525, an Act to change the...


Apr 18, 2013, 12:15 ET PSAC-NCR releases video: "The True Nature of Stephen Harper"

OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 /CNW/ - A few days before Earth Day and as part of an ongoing campaign to draw attention to the dangerous impacts of the...


Apr 11, 2013, 14:00 ET Harper-says.ca - Interactive tool allows Canadians to express their outrage over Conservative cuts

OTTAWA, April 11, 2013 /CNW/ - As part of the ongoing "Harper Hates Me" campaign, designed to draw attention to the dangerous impact of...


Mar 21, 2013, 19:28 ET Federal budget missed opportunity for the economy and services

OTTAWA, March 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The union representing most federal government workers in Canada says that Federal Budget 2013 is a missed...


Feb 20, 2013, 14:55 ET PSAC members ratify new agreement with Parks Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - PSAC members at Parks Canada have voted in favour of the tentative agreement reached Nov. 26, 2012. The union...


Jan 09, 2013, 08:00 ET New trade treaties jeopardize fisheries regulation

ST. JOHN'S, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and other trade and investment treaties...


Jan 08, 2013, 14:32 ET Media advisory - News conference: "Next generation" trade treaties jeopardize fisheries regulation

ST. JOHN'S, NL, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives will release a report called Globalization, Trade Treaties and...


Oct 01, 2012, 18:05 ET The Red Tape Reduction Commission: fewer inspections, fewer regulations

OTTAWA, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, as well as several other ministers will make announcements today...


Sep 13, 2012, 12:06 ET Hundreds more PSAC members told they could lose their jobs - HRSDC hardest hit

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - 589 PSAC members who work at Human Resources and Social Development Canada and 149 PSAC members who work for the...


Jun 27, 2012, 13:33 ET PSAC calls for transparency on service cuts as thousands more federal workers are told they could lose their jobs

OTTAWA, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada's largest federal public sector union says that 3,889 of its members in 13 departments are being told today...


Jun 13, 2012, 10:00 ET Working Group on Federal Job Losses Releases Report - PEI Projected to Lose 10 to 12 per cent of its Federal Jobs

CHARLOTTTETOWN, PEI, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - A working group made up of the City of Charlottetown, the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the...


May 17, 2012, 15:58 ET DFO tells more than 1,000 workers they could lose their jobs - BC search and rescue station shut down, Coast Guard regional offices close, DFO's capacity to protect aquatic ecosystems and fisheries further diminished

OTTAWA, May 17, 2012 /CNW/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada has confirmed that 598 of its members are among the 1,072 Department of...


Apr 23, 2012, 10:30 ET PSAC video highlights cuts to federal labs and research funding

OTTAWA, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Public Service Alliance of Canada released a new video as part of its Third Choice campaign today,...


Apr 04, 2012, 10:00 ET Austerity budget leaves Canadians in the dark about its impact on services and the economy

OTTAWA, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the government to give Canadians a department by...


Apr 04, 2012, 10:00 ET Austerity budget leaves Canadians in the dark about its impact on services and the economy

OTTAWA, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the government to give Canadians a department by...


Mar 21, 2012, 09:00 ET PSAC calls for an end to secrecy and mixed messages - Cuts by stealth will harm the economy and public services

OTTAWA, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Canada's largest federal public sector union is calling on the government to put an end to mixed messages...