PSAC announced this morning that we will be going ahead with strike votes. You should have received an email asking you to register to vote. Full text of this morning’s bargaining update is available on the UTE site:

Please make sure you register to participate in this strike vote by visiting the link above. You might also want to register for PSAC’s education sessions about strikes.

Please make sure you understand the difference between a strong strike vote and actually going on strike. It is important for our locals to make it clear to the employer that if theyv are not going to engage respectfully and seriously in the bargaining process that we will not sit quietly and accept their bad faith tactics.

The prospect of a strike is scary, especially in this economy. That’s why it is so important to show our story for our bargaining team to take whatever actions are necessary. The great irony of bargaining is that strong support for strike action is the best way to avoid a strike.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any member of your local executive or any steward. We are here to support you however you need.