Canadian port operations and supply chains logistics face terminal

According to the latest news from One Shipping: On the evening of April 18th local time, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) issued a notice – as PSAC failed to reach an agreement with the employer before the deadline, 155,000 workers will strike action will begin at 12:01am ET April 19 – setting the stage for one of the largest strikes in Canada’s history.


It is understood that the Public Service Coalition of Canada (PSAC) is the largest federal public service union in Canada, representing nearly 230,000 workers in various provinces and territories across Canada, including more than 120,000 federal public service workers employed by the Finance Commission and the Canada Revenue Agency. More than 35,000 people are employed.

“We really don’t want to get to the point where we’re forced to take strike action, but we’ve done everything we can to get a fair contract for Canadian Federal Public Service workers,” said PSAC national chair Chris Aylward.


“Now more than ever, workers need fair wages, good working conditions and an inclusive workplace. It is clear that the only way we can achieve this is by taking strike action to show the government that workers cannot wait any longer .”

PSAC to set up picket lines at more than 250 locations across Canada

In addition, PSAC warned in the announcement: With nearly one-third of the federal public service workers on strike, Canadians expect to see a slowdown or complete shutdown of services across the country starting on the 19th, including the complete stop of tax filing work. Disruptions to employment insurance, immigration, and passport applications;  interruptions to supply chains and international trade at ports; and slowdowns at the border with administrative staff on strike.
“As we embark on this historic strike, the PSAC negotiating team will remain at the table night and day, as they have for the past few weeks,” Aylward said. “As long as the government is willing to come to the table with a fair offer, we will Standing ready to reach a fair deal with them.”

 Negotiations between the PSAC and the Treasury committee began in June 2021 but stalled in May 2022.


On April 7, 35,000 Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) workers from the Union of Canadian Tax Employees (UTE) and the Public Service Confederation of Canada (PSAC) voted “overwhelmingly” for strike action, CTV reported.

This means that members of the Canadian Taxation Union will be on strike from April 14 and may start to strike at any time.

Post time: Apr-20-2023