PSAC donates $100,000 to support provincial public sector strikers

The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) is donating $100,000 to support provincial public sector workers in their strike for fair working conditions. 

“These workers form the backbone of our society. They teach our children and take care of everyone. They deserve our wholehearted sympathy and respect,” said PSAC-Quebec Executive Vice-President Yvon Barrière. “We hope this show of union solidarity will help some strikers and their families, who are making this sacrifice to secure decent conditions.”

PSAC wants to help Front commun and Fédération autonome de l’enseignement strikers, most of them women, who are facing up to the government right before the holidays. This strike is crucial to improving their situation down the line, and we hope the grocery gift cards we’re donating will help some families weather the rough period they’re going through right now.

“Workers across Quebec joined us on the picket lines this year during our union’s largest national strike,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC National President. “Now it’s our turn to unite and show our solidarity.”

PSAC is an FTQ affiliate that represents more than 230,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Indigenous communities, airports, and the security sector among others.