Important Strike Info – Infos importantes sur la grève

This morning, Chris Aylward, PSAC National President, authorized strike action to begin at 12:01 am on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 if we cannot reach a fair and equitable deal. 

This is a truly historic moment for workers. A strike by PSAC would be one of the largest strikes in Canada’s history and mean real gains for our members at the table. Together, we wield incredible power and can shut the government down to secure a fair contract and set a standard that supports unionized and non-unionized workers across the country. 

Your union is here for you and we want to make sure you have all the information you need. 

Your PSAC ID: 

Your Local: 581

Our records show that you are a full member and have completed your membership card. 

To receive strike pay from both PSAC and CEIU, please complete the e-transfer form sent to you by PSAC. If you did not receive the email, please contact your regional office

We are aware of emails from the employer asking members to report their whereabouts in the event of a strike. 

There is no legal requirement that you inform the employer that you are on strike, either at the commencement of strike action or daily. You are not required to have any communication with your manager unless you’re an essential worker with an ESA letter, or you’re asked to return employer equipment. 

Information about picket lines will be available in the coming days. Should you be asked to travel upwards of an hour to reach a picket OR need an accommodation, please reach out to your PSAC regional office.

Members in essential service positions should only perform essential duties during a strike. 

PSAC has also created an FAQ to answer your questions and is updating it regularly.

In solidarity,


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