Unionization

June 3, 2019
The Public Service Alliance of Canada applauds the BC government for making long overdue changes to British Columbia’s Employment Standards Act and the BC Labour Code that will make a real, positive difference to workers and their families across the province.
August 31, 2018
On Labour Day, we recognize and thank Canada’s workers for making everything great about our country possible. PSAC members work tirelessly to deliver the programs and services that Canadians depend on every day; and those members who work in the federal public service have continued to do so despite the federal government’s inability to pay them properly for over 2 and half years. Regardless of missed or incorrect pay cheques, PSAC members have demonstrated their commitment: they are here for Canada.
August 16, 2018
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) civilian members will have their voices heard during the next round of negotiations with the Treasury Board of Canada, their future employer, once deemed into the federal public service in 2020. 0
June 29, 2018
The PSAC joins with unions around the world in condemning the United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v AFSCME as an attack on the ability of public sector unions to improve the lives of workers and their families. The case involved an employee named Mark Janus who argued he should not be required to pay union fees even though his union, AFSCME, has a legal obligation to represent him, and despite the benefits he receives as a result of being covered by a union contract.
April 17, 2018
The government has announced that Royal Canadian Mounted Police Civilian Members will join the federal public service on May 21, 2020. The ‘deeming’ of RCMP CMs was initially scheduled for April, 2018 but was delayed because of ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system. Acting RCMP Commissioner Daniel Dubeau believes the new deeming date will allow the government to stabilize Phoenix before RCMP CMs join the federal public service.
July 13, 2017
To begin dialogue with RCMP Civilian Members who will be deemed into PSAC/USGE bargaining units as of April 2018, the union held its first webinar to welcome these new members on July 4 and 6. The union committed to recording the webinars but unfortunately technical difficulties ensued and the recordings are not available.
June 22, 2017
Civilian Members of the RCMP who are pay-matched to PSAC/USGE bargaining units and will be deemed public service employees as of April, 2018 are invited to attend our first ‘welcome to PSAC/USGE!’ webinar.
May 5, 2016
PSAC National President Robyn Benson has asked the House of Commons Human Resources, Skills, Social development and Status of Persons with Disabilities Committee to approve without delay a government bill that would undo at least some of the damage done to labour relations by the previous Conservative government.
March 24, 2016
Why join a union? Workers benefit when they can use their collective strength and bargaining power to negotiate improvements to their working conditions with their employers.  Many may feel that they can do a better job negotiating their own salaries. This may be the case if you are on good terms with your manager(s), but what happens when that is not the case?
Many civilian members (CM) will become PSAC members upon deeming. For some, this will be your first membership in a union. Many of you have questions about the role of the union and how it will work for you. One of the best ways to answer these questions is to hear from existing members. Everyone has a story that defines their involvement in the union and pushes them to go the extra mile to help their coworkers and improve their workplace. Here are just a few of the success stories from members across the PSAC.