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Campaigns

The key to a strong union is through building connections in the community and working together to create safer neighbourhoods, better employment opportunities, alleviate food insecurity and create workplaces free of discrimination.

Our campaign and partnerships page tracks our ongoing work to improve the lives of Northerners are offers opportunities for you to play a part to make your community a happier place to call home.

March 1, 2018 - 5:13pm •
PSAC members and supporters gathered in the North to take part in a National Day of Action across Canada, Feb. 28.  The day was organized to mark the second anniversary of the failure of the Phoenix pay system.  To see PSAC's news release, please visit our website.  Some of the media coverage we received from Northern media outlets can be viewed below.    Northwest Territories 
February 23, 2018 - 11:22am •
There will be a 'Burnt By Phoenix' Day of Action on Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Whitehorse. The event will  mark the second anniversary of the failure of the Phoenix pay system and will take place at the Elijah Smith Buliding at noon.  Please see our poster for more details. 
February 22, 2018 - 3:39pm •
  For almost two years PSAC members have been struggling with pay issues under the Phoenix pay system such as: no pay, incorrect pay, late pay as well as delays in providing emergency pay.  This has created financial and emotional hardships for many of our members. PSAC members across the country will be taking action to highlight the ongoing pay issues and pressure the federal government to address PSAC’s demands.  
February 21, 2018 - 10:50am •
There will be a Burnt By Phoenix Rally on Wednesday, February 28th. The event will take place from 7:45 am to 8:30 am at the Greenstone Building. The rally will show support for our Federal Public Service Workers who have been facing issues with the Phoenix Pay System for over 2 years. Please see our poster for more details. 
January 16, 2018 - 4:22pm •
A new year begins and with it a new hope that the working lives of Northerners continue to improve. As I have mentioned in a previous column, PSAC North is today announcing that we are starting a new campaign to increase the legal minimum wage. In partnership with other labour organizations across the North, we are calling on all three governments to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2019.
October 11, 2017 - 12:24pm •
Across the country there is an increasingly accepted view that raising the minimum wage is both socially responsible and of net benefit to the economy. Within the last year, the public discourse around this subject has shifted dramatically after progressive leadership in several provinces have either announced a $15/hr wage floor before 2020; or put plans in place to work toward that figure before 2020.
March 28, 2017 - 9:31am •
The Town of Watson Lake and the members of YEU/PSAC Local Y029 have achieved a tentative deal, ending a week of job action. The employer locked out the 22 unionized employees on Monday March 27th, triggering a strike as the lockout concluded.
November 3, 2016 - 11:32am •
Indigenous activist Brenda Sayers held the portfolio that legally challenged the Federal Government from ratifying the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (CC-FIPPA) on behalf of Hupacasath First Nation. Knowing the drastic impact TPP will have on Aboriginal Rights and Title and Treaty Rights, Canadians, future generations and natural environment, Brenda is asking PM Justin Trudeau to reject the TPP. Read her powerful letter HERE.  
October 1, 2016 - 11:16am •
In the fall of 2015, 41 individuals from 24 labour, Indigenous, social and environmental agencies met in Yellowknife to begin work on a common front or ways to take collective action on common causes and values. At that time, federal, territorial, and municipal elections were looming and many of us were working hard on progressive reforms both within and outside the electoral system. A report was produced entitled We Can Do Better: Building an NWT Common Front, September 2015.   
May 27, 2016 - 4:04pm •
More and more Northerners are turning to food banks to sustain themselves. PSAC North has pledged to assist food banks and the families they support through the Healthy Apple Campaign. How it works It’s as easy as one, two, three! 1.      Local food banks inform PSAC volunteers what food items they need. 2.      PSAC volunteers label those items on grocery store shelves. 3.      Shoppers pick up labeled food items and donate them to the food bank. How you can help Volunteer

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