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PSAC Calls on New Parliament to Repair Worker Relations


PSAC Calls on New Parliament to Repair Worker Relations  —In response to the October 19 Canadian election results that firmly rejected the Harper Conservative government the Public Service Alliance (PSA) of Canada is calling for reform. “The new Liberal government has a strong mandate for change,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “That change needs to include restoring public services and building a positive relationship with the federal public service. We call on the Liberals to practice a new kind of politics and to work collaboratively with the NDP and other progressives in Parliament to put Canada back together again.”

Before and during the election, the PSAC carried out a public information campaign to convince Canadians to stop cuts made by the previous Conservative government. “We know from our own campaign work that voters were fed up with the Harper Conservatives’ attacks on the public service. As the largest public service union, we look forward to sitting down with the new government as soon as possible to discuss how to repair the damage done, including how to improve labour relations in the federal public service,” said Benson.

Among other demands, the PSAC called on Parliament to repeal omnibus bills passed in its last four years that fundamentally changed collective bargaining laws, as well as health and safety protections for federal workers.

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