Sean Boots

Technology, public services, and people. But mostly people.

Solidarity with PSAC workers

Update: As of May 1, 2023, a tentative agreement was reached between PSAC and TBS. You can read more about the agreement on the PSAC website. On June 23, the agreement was ratified by the federal government after being previously ratified by members of each bargaining group.

Today the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) began strike activities. With more than 155,000 participating PSAC members, it’s one of the largest strikes in Canadian history.

I’m grateful that PSAC is advocating for stronger remote work provisions (which will ultimately make the federal public service more effective and more representative), alongside other important considerations to support Indigenous employees and Veterans Affairs case workers.

Public sector collective bargaining (although it’s often slow and cumbersome!) helps raise the bar for workers’ wages and rights across the country. Strike action will likely be a challenging time for PSAC workers, but it makes a difference for all of us.