The PSAC welcomes the historic agreement reached between the Liberals and the NDP which will help millions of Canadians and prevent workers from falling further behind.
Unions have fought for decades for the progressive measures announced under the Confidence and Supply Agreement, and they will have a direct impact on communities across the country.
The agreement includes:
Advance universal pharmacare and dental care to help the most vulnerable Canadians;
10 days of paid sick leave for federal workers and anti-scab legislation;
Long-overdue reconciliation measures, including Indigenous-led Indigenous housing development;
An Early Learning and Child Care Act that is essential for families, especially women and marginalized workers;
A just transition to fight climate change and support workers.
We expect the federal government to follow through on these progressive policies at the bargaining table with over 165,000 PSAC members by negotiating fair wages that keep pace with the rising cost of living and by creating safer and more inclusive workplaces.
The Liberal government should also invest in strong public services and reject austerity measures and privatization that would impact the services Canadians rely on.
PSAC will continue to hold both parties accountable to bring this progressive agenda to life and move Canada forward on the path to a just recovery.