The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), which represents roughly 155,000 federal workers, have gone on strike. As a result, Canadians are subject to a number of disruptions, including processing income taxes at the Canada Revenue Agency, passport services such as renewals and deliveries, and delays when applying for licenses, certificates and registrations.
The PSAC has a number of demands, including pay raises, more remote work options and even more funding for its “social justice fund.”
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) has been highly critical of PSAC demands, arguing federal employees are out of touch and are asking too much while Canadians are struggling to make ends meet.
CTF Federal Director Franco Terrazzano joins The Rupa Subramanya Show to discuss the ongoing public service strike.