By Crystal Warner, As one of the largest components of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), with over 88% of our members directly affected by the beguiled Phoenix pay system, members of the Canada Employment and Immigration Union (CEIU) in Vancouver had been quietly making plans to occupy a federal government building for several Continue readingPhoenix finally nixed?
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By Crystal Warner, CEIU National Executive Vice-President How long would you continue doing your job if you could never be sure if your employer was going to pay you? That’s the situations being faced by approximately half of all federal public sector workers. Workers have been improperly paid, or not paid at all, since the Continue readingWorkers burnt by Phoenix
By Christo Aivalis The Harper era was one of antagonism towards the federal public service, especially once he formed a majority in 2011. There were deep cuts to budgets and staffing, along with a growing distrust between public servants and the government, which led to censorship of the former, even in cases where experts simply wished Continue readingCloudy Days: Trudeau and federal public sector bargaining
By Chad Stroud, President of Unifor Local 2182, representing coast guard communication officers. Canada has the longest coastline on the planet. It is a sensitive — and often unique — collection of ecological zones that provide a living for commercial fishers, tourism operators and First Nations. The Canadian Coast Guard is our first line of Continue readingMarine safety thrown overboard by Tories
by David Bush and Doug Nesbitt The latest hack-and-slash budget implementation bill, Bill C-59, from Harper and his twitter-trolling President of the Treasury Board, Tony Clement, passed third reading in the House of Commons on June 9 and passed third reading in the Senate on June 22. Parliament was sitting longer hours in the stretch before Continue readingC-59: Clement’s hammer against federal government workers