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Federal workers’ strike could start Wednesday; Nunavummiut warned to expect delays – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 17, 2023

Expect delays processing financial aid, other services, says Public Service Alliance of Canada spokesperson

More than 150,000 federal public service employees will go on strike Wednesday if a new deal with the government is not reached by Tuesday at 9 p.m.

“Workers in this country deserve a fair and decent wage increase, whether they’re unionized, non-unionized, public sector or private sector,” Public Service Alliance of Canada president Chris Aylward said during a news conference in Ottawa Monday morning.

The union is seeking a 13.5 per cent increase over three years for its members who work in the federal public service.

That would keep wages up with the estimated inflation rate of 13.8 per cent over the same period, Aylward said.

“We didn’t cause inflation, we shouldn’t have to pay for it,” Aylward said.

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