Newsletter — April 17

Update on possible strike

This morning, PSAC announced that if there is no deal reached by 9 p.m. ET tomorrow, April 18, we will launch a national general strike beginning at 12:01 AM ET Wednesday, April 19 for all of our 155,000 PSAC members working for both CRA and Treasury Board.

Read PSAC’s updated FAQ on the possible strike.

Watch this morning’s press conference here.

Clarification: the union is in a legal strike position now and can commence strike as soon as it is authorized by the PSAC National President. The strike mandate is valid for 60 days.

Picket Line Finder

PSAC has created a handy tool to help you find your picket line. It will be made available on Tuesday and you can find it here, along with the latest strike information.

Attendance Taking at Workplace

There is no legal requirement that you inform the employer that you are on strike, either at the commencement of strike action or daily. You are not required to have any communication with your manager unless you’re an essential worker with an ESA letter, or you’re asked to return employer equipment.

The Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act states that every employee is free to participate in the lawful activities of the union. In addition, the Act prohibits the employer and its managers from engaging in reprisals against employees for their exercise of rights under the Act, including their right to participate in lawful strike action.

Questions or Concerns?

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