Bill C-10

PSAC legal challenge against Conservative wage rollbacks ends

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided not to hear PSAC’s legal challenge to the previous Conservative government’s budget bill that rolled back negotiated wage increases for federal public service workers.

The union argued that the legislation violated the Charter rights of PSAC members under section 2(d) “freedom of association”.

Bill C-10 – 1% Rollback of Negotiated Wages

Friday, May 30, 2014

PSAC appealing decision on Bill C-10, the Expenditure Restraint Act 

In 2009, PSAC challenged the constitutionality of the Expenditure Restraint Act which rolled-back existing collective agreements in the federal public service and imposed restraints on the rates of pay that could be negotiated in collective agreements during the restraint period.

This case was argued in October and November 2013 and we received the decision dismissing our case in February.

Letter from National President Betty Bannon to the leaders of each political party - Position of the Party for Distribution to the UTE Members

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The following letter was sent to the leader of each political party in order to gather their views on issues that are of importance to members of the Union of Taxation Employees. We intend to share the results with our members.

(Via e-mail)

August 6, 2009

Re:  Position of the Party for Distribution to the UTE Members

My name is Betty Bannon, National President of the Union of Taxation Employee-PSAC (UTE) and we represent over 26,000 members who work for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Bill C-10

Monday, March 16, 2009

TO: Locals and Executive Council

RE: Bill C-10

I am reporting to you that Bill C-10 has passed through the House of Commons and the Senate and received Royal Assent.

What this now means is that the implications of the Expenditure Restraint Act contained in Bill C-10 are now law and will be implemented as well as the implications of the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act dealing with pay equity.

PSAC slams Budget Implementation Act for undermining collective bargaining and threatening women’s right to pay equity

Monday, February 23, 2009

OTTAWA-The 166,000-member Public Service Alliance of Canada made its submission to the Standing Committee on Finance today, criticizing the federal government for only allowing three days of debate on the far-reaching Budget Implementation Act, given its serious implications for workers’ and women’s rights.

In particular, PSAC’s submission highlights the following problematic features of the Act: