COVID-19: PSAC Strike Votes and Union Events Suspended

PSAC North Regional Offices: 

Our offices are currently closed, but PSAC North staff are working remotely. Adhering to our Health and Safety values, this pre-cautionary measure is essential to help protect our members, staff and their communities.

If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Our staff is pleased to assist you via phone and/or email. Click here for our staff directory.

Stay tuned to www.psacnorth.com and www.psacunion.ca for updates.

 

Strike votes: 

As the number of reported cases of the coronavirus rise in Canada, it is important that PSAC take precautions and act proactively to safeguard the health and safety of our members, as well as the Canadian public. 

In keeping with recommendations from both local and national health authorities, the union has made the difficult decision to suspend activities that would require a large gathering of members.

Strike votes in particular will be suspended until March 30, and at that time the union will re-evaluate whether to continue the suspension or resume the strike votes. This includes the over 120,000 PSAC members of the Canada Revenue Agency, Treasury Board, and Parks Canada bargaining units. We must put the welfare of our members and all Canadians first at this critical time.

Despite the suspension of votes, PSAC will continue to bargain for all units currently in negotiations.

 

PSAC events: 

Some large gatherings will also be postponed for the time being. This includes the upcoming 2020 PSAC National and Regional Women’s Conferences that were set to take place in Ottawa from April 3 to 5.

Should additional events be postponed, the union will be in touch directly with any participants that have registered for events and will update members on scheduling changes.

To ensure the safety of our members, we also ask that smaller gatherings like local meetings, committee meetings, and regional activities be conducted remotely via teleconference or video conference wherever possible, or postponed. 

We will be updating our national and regional websites, social media, as well as sending information by email as the situation develops.

PSAC has made the difficult decision to postpone all seven Regional Conventions. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and make efforts to reschedule at a future date.

 

Resources and information: 

For updates on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation in Canada, please visit: Government of Canada (Public Health Agency of Canada) - 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection: Outbreak update

For the North, please visit the following pages:  

Yukon: https://yukon.ca/en/information-about-novel-coronavirus-yukoners

Northwest Territories: https://www.hss.gov.nt.ca/en/services/coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Nunavut: https://www.gov.nu.ca/health/information/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For information on your rights at work, please visit: http://psacunion.ca/covid-19-your-rights-work