Standing Together for Public Services
The PSAC is an umbrella union that serves as bargaining agent for a number of “component” unions such as the USGE. These component unions are largely organized along Departmental lines.
The USGE is responsible for providing assistance to the membership when it comes to dealing with workplace issues. USGE Local Officers, the National Executive and National Office staff provide direct workplace assistance on such matters as grievances, health and safety, labour-management consultation and local administration.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada represents more than 170,000 workers in every province and territory in Canada and in locations around the world. Our members work for federal government departments and agencies, Crown Corporations, universities, casinos, community services agencies, Aboriginal communities, airports, and the security sector among others. PSAC is headquartered in Ottawa with 23 regional offices across Canada.
The PSAC, recognized by the employer, the Government of Canada, as the bargaining agent for USGE members, handles the demanding, expensive and time consuming issues such as job security, pensions, pay equity and collective bargaining.