The controversial ad campaign calling on Justin Trudeau
to live up to election promises will soon be expanded, according to the union behind the initiative.
The Public Service Alliance of Canada
first launched the campaign two weeks ago with ads appearing in newspapers and on radio stations across Ottawa-Gatineau, Halifax and Toronto.
Now, the union’s “Make Good on Your Word” campaign will be broadcast nationally and will run in newspapers right across Canada.
PSAC, which represents over 170,000 members, claims Trudeau has been acting as an adversary to federal workers despite campaign promises to the contrary.
"In the last election, Canadians rejected the Harper Conservative agenda of cuts to public services but our members, and all Canadians, have not seen the change promised by the Liberals,” said Robyn Benson, national president of PSAC.
Over the past year, the Liberal government has continued to push the Harper Conservative approach in contract talks while public service workers still coping with problems caused by the Phoenix pay system.
"Despite the hardships our members have endured because of the Phoenix debacle, they still report to work every day," said Benson. "This demonstrates the strong commitment of these workers to the vital services they provide Canadians. The time has come for Mr. Trudeau and his government to put their words into action and show their own commitment to public services."
PSAC members participated in actions across the country yesterday, calling on the Liberals to drop the Conservative agenda and return to the table with proposals that respect workers and strengthen public services.
"Respecting and supporting the people who deliver the vital services we all depend on is in everyone's best interest," said Benson.