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March 18, 2014

PSAC/CEIU wins important case for worker with disabilities

PSAC’s Canada Employment and Immigration Union component recently won an important victory on behalf of a worker with disabilities who was laid off in 2012 under the government’s workforce adjustment program. To read the PSAC article, click here. Click here to read about this issue in the Ottawa Citizen.
November 27, 2013

“Good thing they’re not unionized!”

The minister of employment, Jason Kenny was glad that his employees were not unionized when he posted on his Twitter account the sentence: “Good thing they’re not unionized!”
July 19, 2013

CEIU National President responds to an article published in Maclean Magazine

Don Rogers, CEIU National President wrote a ‘Letter to the Editor’ in response to an article entitled ‘The sick day scam’ written by Nancy Macdonald and which appeared in a recent Maclean magazine. To read the actual Maclean article, click here. To read our National President’s response in his letter to the editor, click here.
February 24, 2012

Members Rally in a Snow Storm

On Saturday February 18, 2012 the members of the Montague Claims Processing Center, with an RCMP escort, marched a kilometer in a snow storm to the Down East Mall for a Rally to protest the impending closure of the only EI Claims Processing Center on Prince Edward Island.
March 11, 2011

Union slams Service Canada management for ‘incredible, irrational and insensitive’ move to declare Atlantic Canada a unilingual English region

OTTAWA – The union representing Service Canada workers says the move by senior management to declare Atlantic Canada a unilingual administrative region is “incredible, irrational and insensitive”.
February 7, 2011

Service Canada workers join chorus of criticism over office closures and reduced service across Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S – The union representing federal workers who provide employment, pension and other important services across Newfoundland and Labrador is adding its voice to the growing chorus criticizing Service Canada’s decision to severely reduce service in a number of smaller communities across the province.
March 23, 2010

Fighting the budget cuts: round one, Sydney, Nova Scotia

The recent federal budget means cuts to the services offered to Canadians and to the staff who deliver them. At CIC’s Sydney processing centre, 147 jobs will be lost, but the union is fighting back at all levels.
October 22, 2009

It is time Parliament called ‘strike three’ on Immigration Refugee Board appointment practices, staff union says

IRB becoming a ‘patronage sinkhole’ while failing to respond to condemnation by both Public Service Commission and Auditor-General
July 21, 2009

Maritimes communities to be hit hard by Service Canada staff shifts and service cuts

The federal government union representing Service Canada employees is accusing Ottawa of an “attack on small town and rural communities across the Maritimes” by quietly implementing a program of staff centralization and service cuts for the unemployed.
October 6, 2008

Service Canada workers accuse government of manipulating seniors’ pension claims in a cynical shift to ‘quantity over quality’

Newer and simpler CPP and OAS applications pushed to front of the queue to pump up stats while seniors most in need suffer OTTAWA – The union representing federal workers who deliver Canada Pension and Old Age Security services to Canada’s seniors is blowing the whistle on the government’s attempts to pump up claims processing at ...

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