Newsletter — April 19

Day 1 of National Strike

At the crack of dawn, members from all Components within the PSAC family joined picket lines at a variety of federal workplaces across Canada. 

We are so proud that USJE’s members answered the call to join their fellow union members on the picket lines from coast to coast to coast. 

USJE’s team at the National Office will do our absolute best to keep you as informed as possible about developments through this daily recap and via regular newsletter updates. Through these communiques, you will find crucial information, reminders, as well as the links to the resources you may require for upcoming strike days.

Since very early this morning, members have taken the time to share with USJE’s National office photos and videos of the picket lines they attended. These will be featured in our newsletters in order for you to recognize that you are part of a powerful and nationwide movement.

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


Public-service workers on strike in Portage la Prairie

Federal public-service workers in Portage la Prairie are holding signs demanding fair wages on the east side of the city.

David Neufeld, national president for the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE), says they will continue to strike until they receive a fair deal from the Treasury Board and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

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Over 155,000 federal employees on strike

CFAI.FM – April 19, 2023
(French only)

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Find a Picket Line

Join us on the picket line to show the government it’s time for them to be there for Canada’s workers. It’s time to take action because our bills can’t wait, and neither can we.

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FAQ: Treasury Board bargaining

Everything you need to know about the strike.

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Reporting attendance while on strike

Many members have received messaging from their managers that they need to “check in” daily during a strike, by phone, email, text, or other means.

You do not need to do so!

While the Employer has the right to monitor and manage attendance this only applies when the Collective Agreement is in force. So, yes, they can make you report your attendance in the days leading up, or in the days following a return, but when you are on strike, the Collective Agreement does not apply.

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Share your photos and videos!

We love to share member content! Tag USJE in your social media posts, or email with photos/videos.

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Our deepest condolences on the anniversary of the mass shooting in Nova Scotia

Three years ago, the worst mass shooting incident in the history of our country claimed the lives of 22 innocent people in Nova Scotia, and deeply affected thousands more.

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