Public service strike: Here are 5 services that may be affected
Canadians could face some delays and disruptions in their dealings with the federal government after about 155,000 federal workers went on strike late Tuesday night.
Workers represented by the Public Service Alliance of Canada, the largest union representing federal public servants, were walking picket lines Wednesday at more than 250 locations across the country, making this Canada’s largest federal public service work stoppage since 1991.
The contract negotiations involve two main groups of employees: about 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency workers and 120,000 workers under the Treasury Board for a wide range of federal government departments and agencies, including Canada Border Services Agency, Public Health Agency of Canada, and Transport Canada.
PSAC national president Chris Aylward says there is no doubt that a general strike would significantly impact the government’s services to Canadians.
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