Day 3 of National Strike

Some of USJE’s members have been contacting us about whether or not progress is being made at the bargaining table. While we know the strike is definitely having an impact, it is the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s bargaining teams that are heavily involved in these discussions. For the most up to date bargaining information, please go to the PSAC website at get the most current information. As you may know, USJE is one of 18 Components within the PSAC and it is PSAC who is fully responsible for bargaining. 

This said, I understand that many of you are anxious to hear how things are going which, ultimately, will affect the length of the strike. Checking PSAC’s website is the best way to stay informed.

Apart from this, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their commitment, efforts and sacrifice. Though many of you have been deemed essential employees, the reality is that the strike is having an impact on you, your colleagues, the departments and agencies you work for, as well the union.

We recognize that this is a disruptive period with a lot of unknowns, and we appreciate your solidarity and commitment so that all USJE / PSAC members achieve better working conditions and greater financial security. 

USJE is here to provide the answers where we can, and direct you to the right place where we can’t. 

Please find below some information about the PSAC strike pay and other crucial info during this time.

Picketing This Weekend?

No, there will be no picket locations this weekend. But if you were scheduled to work weekend shifts, you’re still on strike, and must not report to work. We will issue a form for members scheduled to work over the weekend so that you can register for alternate strike support arrangements and receive strike pay. 

First Strike Pay

(administered by PSAC)
Atlantic – April 26
North – April 26
BC – April 27
Prairies – April 27
Quebec – April 28
Ontario – May 1
NCR – May 2

Throughout this strike, please contact either your local or your RVP or reply directly to this email with any questions or concerns you have. We are with you every step of the way!

In Solidarity!

David Neufeld
National President