The Public Service Alliance of Canada has filed an interference complaint with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board (FPSLREB) relating to the government’s failure to collect and remit dues.
“PSAC members pay their dues in order for our union to provide them representation, and the services they need,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “The failure of the government to transfer union dues will hurt PSAC’s ability to represent our members. Phoenix may be the reason, but it isn’t an excuse.”
PSAC is asking the board to order the government to provide:
- A timeline for when the dues system will be fixed
- An immediate, partial payment with respect to currently outstanding dues remittance arrears
“At every step since the launch of Phoenix, PSAC has been fighting for measures to ease the hardship of our members. This includes everything from successfully fighting for a claims process and an expansion of access to emergency pay, to taking the government to court and lobbying Members of Parliament,” said Benson. “This work has been possible because of the collective resources provided by our members. And this vital work must continue.”
PSAC wants to assure its members that no services are at imminent risk, but our union needs to be proactive to ensure the representation of our members is not compromised in the future.