Canada's NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh issued the following statement:
“I am deeply disappointed by the government's failure to reach an agreement with the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). These dedicated workers answered the call to action during the pandemic – making sure that Canadians had the support they needed to get through a challenging time.
For two years, PSAC members have been voicing their legitimate demands for fair wages, job security, and a safe working environment. Yet, the government continued to drag its feet and has provoked this crisis.
New Democrats stand in solidarity with these workers and their demands for respect. They had Canadians’ backs when we needed them - now we have theirs.”