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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.

June 13, 2018 - 8:20am •
Organized during National Public Service Week 2018 to put a face on public service workers that deliver quality public services to Canadians.      
June 11, 2018 - 7:42am •
National Public Service Week (NPSW) was created in 1992 to recognize the value of the services rendered by federal public service employees and to acknowledge the contribution of federal public service employees to the federal administration.  While public service workers are still not getting paid correctly, they still show up to work every day to deliver quality public services to Canadians. How will this government recognize its workers during the week of June 10-16 when it can’t even pay them correctly?
May 8, 2017 - 12:29pm •
Sisters and Brothers, National Public Service Week (NPSW) will be held June 11-17, 2017.  The event marks the importance of federal public service employees and to recognizes their service to Canadians.  Because the employer cannot pay its employees on time and accurately, we are asking our members to boycott NPSW. PSAC members proudly serve Canadians on a daily basis.  Our members deserve more than a piece of cake - if the employer wants to show their recognition for our members' valuable work; they should do that by paying them in full and on time.
March 23, 2017 - 8:22am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2017 Federal budget falls short on reinvestments in public services and the workers who deliver them HALIFAX, NS – The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) welcomes the modest investments in public services announced in this year’s budget, but we are disappointed that it did not go far enough to restore the services Canadians rely on and the respect public sector workers deserve.
November 16, 2016 - 10:01am •
Unions Denounce Lack of Service Delivery for Veterans Following Re-Opening of Veterans Affairs Office in Sydney, NS SYDNEY, NS –The Union of Veterans Affairs’ Employees (UVAE) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) organized a press conference today following the official re-opening of the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Sydney, NS to denounce the remaining challenges obstructing service delivery to veterans.
November 9, 2016 - 6:54am •
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016   Veterans Affairs Office in Sydney Re-Opens but Service Delivery Issues Remain at a Halt   SYDNEY, NS – On November 10, the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees (UVAE) and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) will hold a press conference following the opening of the Veterans Affairs Canada office in Sydney, NS.  
April 19, 2016 - 12:39pm •
A big thank you to PSAC members who lobbied their local MP to repeal sections of Bill C-4 (2013) that restrict collective bargaining rights and put the health and safety of our members at risk. We met with the following MPs: Prince Edward Island Sean Casey, Charlottetown Lawrence MacAulay, Cardigan Wayne Easter, Malpeque Robert Morrissey, Egmont
March 24, 2016 - 7:38am •
FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION    March 24, 2016    Agriculture Union local 90004 donates hundreds of pounds of beef steer to food banks  
March 16, 2016 - 10:10am •
PSAC members and coalition partners will be gathering on March 22nd to watch and discuss the 2016 budget.  Halifax, NS: Cal Best Boardroom, 287 Lacewood Drive, Suite 310, Halifax, NS, at 4:45 p.m.on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 For further information, please contact Mark Rogers, PSAC Regional Representative at 902.443.3541
June 22, 2015 - 2:52pm •
On June 19th, various locals across PEI held their own events for National Public Service Week.   UTE 90006 hosted a day of action in Summerside with the theme  "Planting for a brighter future on October 19th".

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