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Updates

Action Reports:

-January we held a plant-gate and action on Sparks street to keep the pressure on. Read the recap here.

Kevin Hanson, Co-Chair Young Workers’ Committee

NCR members turned the HEAT UP on our new campaign!

On Jan. 28 members rallied in the NCR to stop the privatization of heating and cooling in the downtown core federal buildings. Led by our Alternate REVP, Alex Silas, members petitioned in the extreme cold to gather support. Speakers included supporters: NDP MPP Joel Harden, NDP MP Daniel Blaikie (Critic for Treasury Board and PSPC) and VP in the NCR for PIPSC Stephen Aubry. We received press coverage from Radio-Canada, CBC, Ottawa Citizen, The Hill Times, IPolitics and more!

Hill Life & People

PSAC concerned about plan to privatize heating plants serving the Hill, 80-plus federal buildings in National Capital Region

By Emily Haws      Jan. 30, 2019

https://www.hilltimes.com/2019/01/30/concerned-theres-going-problems-say...

Members of local 77000, Carleton University Post-docs win big improvements

Members celebrate their new collective agreement with Carleton University which includes:

-Significant improvements on health, vision and dental benefits

-More coverage for health premium (70%)

-Professional Development Fund (largest in this sector)

-Free gym membership

-Tuition waiver (1 semester course per academic year)

Post-secondary education will suffer under the Ford Government’s cuts

On January 17, 2019, the Ontario Minister of Training Colleges and Universities Merrilee Fullerton, announced a 10 per cent reduction in tuition fees for domestic students at colleges and universities for 2019-20 and a tuition freeze for 2020-21.

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