More than 120,000 Public Service Alliance of Canada members will start strike votes next month as Ottawa claims the union is not negotiating “in good faith” for a new collective agreement.
The union, also known as PSAC, said Tuesday the strike votes will be for workers in program and administrative services, technical services, education and library science, and operational services groups. They will be held between Feb. 22 and April 19.
The four bargaining units involved are part of the Treasury Board Secretariat, a central government agency that facilitate a significant amount of work related to the basic functioning of the federal government.
“Federal public service workers have been here when Canadians needed them most — seeing us through one crisis after another,” said Chris Aylward, PSAC national president, in a news release.