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Montreal, September 17, 2018 – The Quebec Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC-Quebec) is inviting the media to attend this week’s Phoenix mobilization activities.

Now that Parliament is back in session in Ottawa, three lunch-hour mobilization activities are scheduled this week in Quebec City.Readers will recall that PSAC is demanding a national public inquiry and compensation for federal employees.

This week’s schedule:

Quebec City, September 12, 2018 – Some 20 members of the Union of National Employees (UNE), a component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), have been demonstrating since 6:30 this morning at the corner of Grande-Allée Boulevard and Bougainville Avenue. The members, who work for the National Battlefields Commission (NBC), are “the poor relations of the federal government.”

by Geneviève Malouin-Rivard

We face a host of issues in this election campaign, which kicks off tomorrow. Hard though it is to believe, trade unionism, a tradition of such long standing in Quebec, will be under debate this fall!

Did you know that wages haven’t increased beyond inflation since 1970, even though productivity has risen significantly? There have been wage increases, of course, but they are merely linked to price increases, making for an illusory increase in purchasing power.

Some of the reasons for this economic situation are global competition, the weakened state of labour unions and neoliberal discourse. The inevitable consequences of this new economic model for workers are a rise in the income gap and dwindling domestic demand for goods and services.

Montreal, August 8, 2018 – The Quebec Region of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC-Quebec) is currently hosting a welcoming committee for the federal Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, in front of the Rialto Theatre in Montreal.