The National Board of Directors of the PSAC has unanimously endorsed a plan to protect our members against new threats to our Collective Agreement rights.
The government is preparing another budget that Finance Minister Flaherty has said will require further “sacrifice” on the part of federal government workers. Legislation recently passed with the support of the Harper Government and now before the Senate would impose extremely intrusive rules on all unions – including PSAC Components and Locals. At least one representative of the Harper Government has spoken openly in recent months about unilaterally opening our collective agreements to remove union security provisions that have existed for over 40 years.
These threats are serious. Our collective agreements, public services, our jobs, our union are all at risk. We must join together and fight back.
The National Board of Directors of the PSAC is putting in motion a new, unprecedented plan to push back these attacks and build our union member by member. PSAC Local leaders are requested to attend a day-long meeting to discuss the plan and to receive special training on how to organize our members to respond to the latest Conservative threats facing PSAC members.
The meetings will be held on the following days from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 9, 2013 – Mariott Hotel, 161 Laurier Ave, Ottawa- Dorchester Room
- Wednesday, April 17, 2013 – Maison du Citoyen, 25 rue Laurier, Gatineau- Salle des fêtes
- Saturday, April 20, 2013- PSAC Office – 233 Gilmour, Ottawa- JK Wyllie Boardroom
Simultaneous translation will be available at all meetings
PSAC will cover the costs of participation of every Local President or their designate for one meeting only. Locals are encouraged to send more members at their own expense. Please call the PSAC regional office in Ottawa(613-560-2560) or Gatineau(819-777-4647) for more information.
The participation of Local leaders is essential. Join us at the meetings !