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The Regional Offices of the Public Service Alliance of Canada will be closed as of Dec. 25 for the holidays but will resume normal business hours on Friday January 2, 2015.
MEDIA ADVISORY &
As we look back upon the past year, I would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our Union. It is in this spirit that I say thank you and best wishes to you, your local and your families during the holiday season and New Year.
Regional Executive Vice-President - Atlantic
We have had many inquiries from PSAC members about Viola Desmond Day in Nova Scotia, which is coming up on February 16th, 2015.
The third Monday in February is now a provincial holiday in Nova Scotia, similar to Family day in British-Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. Prince Edward Islanders also have a provincial holiday in February called Islander Day – Manitobans, likewise, have Louis Riel Day.
The Conservative government is planning to introduce legislation that would allow for the conversion of defined benefit plans to target benefit plans. The legislation would affect federally regulated pensions for workers and retirees at Crown Corporations like Canada Post and Nav Canada, as well as airport authorities, among others.
The change from defined benefit to target benefit would mean that employees would not know with any certainty what their pension benefits would be in retirement. Current retirees could see their promised benefits reduced.
On the first day of Christmas, my Union gave to me:
We negotiated stronger contracts for thousands of workers in the federal government, provincially regulated organizations, in territorial governments and with other employers, so PSAC members can benefit from job protection and decent working conditions in these tough economic times.
On the second day of Christmas, my Union gave to me:
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