Strike by public service workers

By Rosalind Russell – Picket lines are going up at more than 250 locations across the country this morning, as the federal government’s largest union goes on strike.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada says not enough progress has been made on important issues like wages, remote work, and job security.
The union, which represents 155-thousand employees, has been asking for 13.5 per cent more over three years, Ottawa has offered nine per cent.
About 40-thousand employees are considered essential and will remain on the job such as firefighters, border officials, and prison guards.
The walkout is expected to affect many federal services, such as passports, immigration, and income tax refunds.
But the May 1st deadline for filing your income taxes remains in place.

Photo: Expect to see public service workers out on the picket line today. The national strike begins today. Photo –

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