6th PSAC Attack Day: Pickets target higher impact locations


One of the largest labor disruptions in Canada entered a sixth day as unions representing thousands of striking workers sought to block access to ports.

The Canadian Public Service Coalition says more than 100,000 of its employees are still on strike, some of whom will move their protest lines today to strategic locations most likely to cause an impact. affect the federal government.

National President Chris Aylward said Ottawa made a proposal Saturday afternoon, but the union countered with its own proposal that same day.

However, the office of Treasury Board President Mona Fortier said it made a second proposal on Saturday to which the union had not responded by late Sunday.

Earlier this week, the two sides accused each other of poor communication as negotiating teams discussed how much to raise wages to account for inflation and whether civil servants have the right to work remotely.

The two sides have been at odds since negotiations began in June 2021, and the union insists it can find other sources of financing if it depletes the strike fund it is using to pay for who have been on the sidelines since Wednesday.

This Canadian Press report was first published on April 24, 2023

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