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Public Services

Public services are the tools we have collectively given ourselves to achieve our common ideal – an equitable, safe and prosperous society respectful of the environment where no one is left out.  Canadians rely on the public services we provide everyday, especially during difficult economic times.

The government's disengagement and its move to become more reliant on the private sector threaten the future of our public services. This directly undermines the quality of life of our citizens and shifts us away from our common ideal. 

The Harper government is moving forward with $4 billion in cuts to public services.  Our jobs and the services that we provide are at risk. We need to fight back, uphold our rights and defend public services.

Closed Veterans Affairs offices tiny part of budget (Chronicle Herald)

April 15, 2014 •

Eight regional offices that were closed by Veterans Affairs cost just one-seventh of one per cent of the department’s budget.  

The combined operating budget for the eight offices across the country was $5.3 million in 2012-13, according to information tabled in the House of Commons.  

The department spent $3.5billion in that fiscal year. On top of that, $173 million of funds authorized by Parliament went unspent.

Harper government has little concern for veterans

April 14, 2014 •

Harper government has little concern for veterans 

PSAC members fight to protect Canada’s parks and water ways

April 10, 2014 •

The need to protect Canada’s national parks and heritage institutions was top of mind over the weekend, as PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa. The need to protect Canada’s national parks and heritage institutions was top of mind over the weekend, as PSAC members working for Parks Canada gathered in Ottawa.

Boycott National Public Service Week

April 3, 2014 •

We are asking that you do not take any role in the employer's organizing committees as the employer me be approaching you shortly.

Boycott National Public Service Week 2014

April 3, 2014 •

National Public Service Week will be held from June 15 to 21, 2014.  Once again we are boycotting any participation.  We are asking that you do not take any role in the employer’s organizing committees as the employer may be approaching you shortly.

Public Service Week should be about highlighting the importance of federal public service employees and recognizing our service to Canadian society.

Veterans Rally

February 3, 2014 •

A Veterans Rally was held at the Jean Canfield Building on January 31st to protest the closure of the Veterans District Office.

Canada Post: Public services are not only for some people, some of the time

January 7, 2014 •

People who work in the federal public service always have one eye trained on what’s going on at Canada Post.  And for good reason.  The crown corporation is a testing ground for the federal government’s experiments on how to transform working conditions and labour relations. 

Have you signed your pledge card yet?

December 19, 2013 •

Members in New Brunswickare responding very well to the pledge cards campaigns!  Thanks to all locals who have completed, almost completed the project!  For the ones that are still working on it, please keep up the good work...  

Pledging support to your union is even more important in times where the Conservative Harper Government continues to target Union members every day.

Bill C-4 will return Canada to a harsher, more primitive era

December 5, 2013 •

Leave it to Stephen Harper’s Conservatives to try to pile in as much bad legislation as they can in the two years they have left in office.

Veterans Affairs office closures: Questions and Answers

November 29, 2013 •

Can’t veterans get the services they need from Service Canada locations, as well as online and through the phone, when these offices close?

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