Federal Public Servants in Canada are on Strike after the Federal government and Public Service Alliance of Canada failed to reach an agreement. Federal retires were hoping for mutual agreement in good faith but it did not reached to a positive side.
The pensioners, survivors and beneficiaries were facing issues in getting their services but Government of Canada Pension Centre promised them to help and consider them as essential part to put on priority for their work.
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Bigger Wage Increase Demand
Federal Public Servants are on strike for seventh straight day blocking roads and infrastructure. Their union representatives are trying to negotiate with government on issue for a bigger wage increase and more flexibility to work remotely.
Hundreds of people are circling buildings, chanting through mics and blasting music all day making their presence to be felt and heard. Strikers are also present outside the Prime Minister’s office building and Treasury Board Headquarters.
Industrial Minister Francois Phillippe talked to media and said, “They have the right to strike and demonstrate but we need to make sure that economy can continue functioning around the country”.
The workers in strike are showing their concern after facing issue in contacting the pension centres, they experienced increased wait times before reaching a client service.
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Transport Minister Omar Alghabra said, “I know Canadians would like us to avoid disruption to travel and supply chain. Our focus is to resolve this at the negotiation table as soon as possible”.