The Public Service Agency of Canada (PSAC) has announced that over 155,000 public service workers, including 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees, will go on strike after the union failed to reach an agreement with the federal government. The strike began at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. The PSAC had set a deadline of 9 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday for a deal to be reached, but their issues at thwig sales nfl shop steelers best human hair wigs adidas yeezy foam runner chiefs super bowl wins nike air max mens shoes nfl fan shop best mens sex toy custom basketball jersey custom jerseys best sex toys adidas shoes short lace front wigs custom nba jerseys custom jerseys e bargaining table had not been addressed. The strike has the potential to impact many government services, particularly for Canadians still looking to file their income tax returns ahead of this month’s deadline. The union’s negotiators will remain at the bargaining table as the strike goes on, but the two sides are “still a ways apart.”
Update: The planned strike of over 155,000 public service workers in Canada has been temporarily averted after the Public Service Agency of Canada (PSAC) reached a tentative agreement with the federal government early on Wednesday morning. The union had set a deadline of 9 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday for a deal to be reached but walked off the job after no agreement was reached. However, after continuing negotiations, a tentative agreement was announced just after midnight on Wednesday. The deal must still be ratified by union members. The strike had the potential to impact many government services, particularly for Canadians still looking to file their income tax returns ahead of this month’s deadline.
It seems that both the Canadian government and the PSAC are working hard to resolve the ongoing labor dispute and avoid a strike. The PSAC failed to reach an agreement with the government before the Tuesday night deadline, and over 155,000 public service workers, including 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency employees, are expected to walk off the job starting Wednesday. However, negotiations are still ongoing, and the PSAC has said that its negotiators will remain at the bargaining table. The strike has the potential to impact government services, including income tax returns ahead of this month’s deadline. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has emphasized the importance of Canadians being able to rely on federal government services and expressed hope that both parties will resolve the issue soon.
PSAC members are being urged to find their closest picketing location and be prepared to attend for at least four hours daily in order to receive strike pay.
Those locations include the Prime Minister’s Office, government offices on Parliament Hill, and MP’s constituency offices across the country.
Back-to-work legislation off the table, Singh says
Speaking to reporters during a press conference Tuesday morning, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh — who has repeatedly spoken in support of the union’s quest for higher wage increases — said he had urged Trudeau directly to do the same.
Jagmeet Singh, the leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, has stated that his party will not support back-to-work legislation if the strike goes ahead. Singh expressed support for the workers’ demand for higher wages and argued that they deserve a fair contract. The Canadian government has used back-to-work legislation in the past to end labor disputes such as the 2018 Canada Post strike. Singh said that the workers who played a crucial role in the pandemic deserved respect and that the government should ensure that they receive a fair contract.